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    Today's topics:

    (1) Recent ASME publications on Biomechanics and Movement
    (2) Transactions Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting 1989
    (3) IEEE Proceedings on Robotics and Automation
    (4) Addresses of Biomechanics Societies


    (1) Recent ASME publications on Biomechanics and Movement

    The following publications from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers may
    be interesting for engineering-oriented readers of BIOMCH-L:

    1.1 G.R. Miller (Ed.), 1988 Advances in Bioengineering (presented at the Winter
    Annual Meeting of the ASME, 27 Nov - 2 Dec 1988), BED-Vol. 8, ASME, New York
    1988, 190 pp. Topics are in the following areas: Cardiovascular Devices,
    Mechanics of Arterial Flow, Joint Motion and Kinematics, Mechanics of Liga-
    ments and tendons, Mechanics of the Head and Spine, Topics in Rehabilitation
    Engineering, Topics in Bio-Heat Transfer, Mechanics of the Lung, Mechanics
    of the Knee, and Mechanics of Cartilage.

    1.2 J.L. Stein (Ed.), Modelling and Control Issues in Biomechanical Systems
    (presented at the Winter Annual Meeting of the ASME, 27 Nov - 2 Dec 1988),
    BED-Vol. 11 / DSC-Vol. 12, ASME, New York 1988. Topics are in two main
    areas: Biomechanics and Control of Human Movement, and Modelling of Human

    1.3 Biomechanics of Normal and Pathological Gait, ASME, New York 1987 (further
    particulars unknown).


    (2) Transactions Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting 1989

    Also the Transactions of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research
    Society (Las Vegas, Nevada/USA, 6-9 Feb '89) contain a variety of interesting
    items. I found the following contributions worth-while mentioning:

    M.G. Pandy & N. Berme (Columbus, Ohio/USA), The Influence of Individual Gait
    Determinants on Ground Reaction Forces During Normal Human Walking (p. 94)

    R.A. Brandt et al. (Iowa City, Iowa/USA & Cleveland, Ohio/USA), Comparison of
    Hip Joint Force Calculations and Measurements in the Same Patient (p. 96)

    C. Allan et al. (Boston & Cambridge, Mass/USA), A Comparison of the Joint Reac-
    tion Forces Measure with an Instrumented Prosthesis and Calculated from Gait
    Analysis (p. 226)

    J.-W. Wang et al. (Chicago, Ill/USA), The Influence of Time and Gait on the Cli-
    nical Results of High Tibial Osteotomy (p. 239) -- cf. also Podromos et al in
    JBJS 67A, pp. 1188-1194

    A.L. Bell et al. (Iowa City, Iowa/USA), A Comparison of the Accuracy of Several
    Hip Joint Center Location Prediction Methods (p. 240)

    M.F. Kelley & E.N. Biden (San Diego, CA/USA ?), A Comparison of two Classifica-
    tion Methods for Gait Data (p. 241)

    S. ~Ounpuu et al. (Newington, CT/USA), Three Dimensional Lower Extremity Joint
    Moments in Normal Pediatric Gait (p. 242)

    M.P. Kadaba et al. (West Haverstraw, NY/USA), On the Normalization of Joint
    Moments in Gait Analysis (p. 243)

    H.K. Ramakrishnan et al. (West Haverstraw, NY/USA), On the Estimation of Three
    Dimensional Joint Angular Motion in Gait Analysis (p. 244)

    S.R. Simon et al. (Columbus, Ohio/USA), Dr. Gait: an Expert System for Gait
    Analysis (p. 245)

    S.D. Weirich et al. (Houston, TX/USA), Histopathologic Correlation of Magnetic
    Resonance Image Signal Patterns in a Spinal Cord Injury Model (p. 349)

    G.G. El Nahass & P.S. Walker (Boston, MA/USA & London, UK), Does the Knee Joint
    Rotate Normally after Total Knee Replacement (p. 372)

    K. Ohzono et al (Osaka, Japan), Diagnostic Value of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    (MRI) in Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Hip (p. 444)

    G. Rodammer et al. (Munich, FRG), MR Imaging of Hyaline Cartilage in Chondro-
    malacia Patellae and Osteochondritis Dissecans: A Comparison with CT - Arthro-
    graphy and Arthroscopy (p. 445)

    E.Y.S. Chao et al. (Rochester, Minn/USA), The Use of CT/MRI for Optimal Size
    Matching in Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation (p. 446)

    T.E. Trumble et al. (New Haven, CT/USA), Magnetic Imaging in the Diagnosis of
    Avascular Necrosis with Clinical and Histological Correlation (p. 447)

    H.P. Rechl et al. (Munich, FRG), Normal Morphology and Early Degeneration of
    Hyaline Articular Cartilage in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): an In Vitro
    Study in Bovine Patellae and Human Arthritic Femoral Heads (p. 448)

    M.E. Wootton et al. (West Haverstraw, NY/USA), Electromyographic and Kinematic
    Analysis of Shoulder Rehabilitation Exercises (p. 569)


    (3) IEEE Proceedings on Robotics and Automation

    The annual IEEE International Conferences on Robotics and Automation tend to
    contain contributions of interest for Biomechanics and Movement Analysis/Simu-
    lation; an example is the 1987 contribution by Brett Sorenson, Max Donath, Guo
    Ben Yang and Roland Starr (Rehabilitation Engineering Center and Productivity
    Center, University of Minnesota) on MnSCAN, a laser-based system for 3-D track-
    ing of moving body segments (vol. 2, pp. 793-800). MnSCAN is similar to the
    (commercial) CODA-3 system as it relies on `planes of light' which are swept
    through space; however, the light direction for 3-D target reconstruction is
    detected by body-mounted photodiodes which are wired to a processing system,
    while CODA-3 is based on passive, coloured retro-reflectors without wires.
    Resolution of a tested prototype is 480 Hz in time, and 0.8 mm in an 8 cubic
    metre volume. Other topics in these Proceedings include kinematics, inverse
    dynamics, robotic control, 3-D scene analysis, etc.


    (4) Addresses of Biomechanics Societies

    BIOMCH-L is primarily intended as a fast and informal communication tool for
    members of Societies of Biomechanics and Movement Science. As the list is
    open to all interested parties, non-members are invited to join the society
    or societies that meet their profile and/or geographic constraints. Below are
    a few societies in the Biomechanics area of which I have some information.
    I would appreciate to receive complementary information from the readership,
    either posted to BIOMCH-L@HEARN or mailed to me privately. In particular, I
    would welcome information on societies in the psycho-motor and biophysics areas,
    insofar relevant for BIOMCH-L.

    4.1 International Society of Biomechanics

    Secretary: Rik Huiskes
    Biomechanics Laboratory
    Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
    University of Nijmegen
    NL-6500 HB NIJMEGEN, The Netherlands

    4.2 European Society of Biomechanics

    Secretary: Erich Schneider
    Maurice Mueller Institut of Biomechanics
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Berne
    Murtenstrasse 35
    CH-3008 BERN, Switzerland

    4.3 American Society of Biomechanics

    Secretary: R. Bruce Martin
    Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, TB-150
    University of California at Davis
    DAVIS, CA 96616, U.S.A.

    4.4 Canadian Society of Biomechanics

    Secretariat: ?

    Newletter Editor: Tim Bryant
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Queen's University
    KINGSTON, Ontario
    Canada K1L 3N6

    4.5 Soci'et'e de Biom'ecanique (France)

    S'ecretaire: ?

    4.6 International Society of Sports Biomechanics

    Secretariat: ?

    President: Ellen Kreighbaum
    Department of H.P.E.R.
    Montana State University
    BOZEMAN, Montana 58717, U.S.A.


    End of Biomch-l 1989/10