• Short Summary

    BODY SENSORS USED IN STUDIES FOR SPACEFLIGHT AT NASA'S AMENS RESEARCH CENTER IN CALIFORNIA ARE NOW BEING PUT TO GOOD USE AT THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, STANFORD UNIVERSITY.

  • Description

    BODY SENSORS USED IN STUDIES FOR SPACEFLIGHT AT NASA'S AMENS RESEARCH CENTER IN CALIFORNIA ARE NOW BEING PUT TO GOOD USE AT THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, STANFORD UNIVERSITY. THE PURPOSE...TO BETTER UNDERSTAND AND ACQUIRE MORE PRECISE MEASUREMENTS OF THE WALKING PATTERNS OF YOUNGSTERS WITH CEREBRAL PALSY.

    FRAN FORD IS AN ORTHOPEDIC RESEARCH ASSOCIATE AT THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL. THE YOUNG MAN SHE IS WORKING WITH IS THREE-AND-ONE-HALF-YEAR-OLD MARTY MELLEREA (LIKE MULL AIR). MISS FORD ASKED NASA ENGINEERS FOR HELP AFTER EXPERIENCING PROBLEMS WITH THE TEST EQUIPMENT SHE HAD BEEN USING.

    TINY IMPULSES FROM MARTY'S LEG MUSCLES ARE TRANSMITTED VIA THE SENSORS THROUGH A RADIO TRANSMITTER WHICH HE WEARS AROUND HIS WAIST, TO THIS RECEIVER RECORDER.

    USING PRE-AMPLIFIERS, SURFACE ELECTRODES, AND CABLING ALREADY DEVELOPED FOR NASA, FRAN FORD BEGAN BETTING GOOD TEST RESULTS IN HER OWN WORK.

    THE EQUIPMENT SHOULD ALSO PROVE USEFUL TO OTHERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8VY35D067ZWQLKZ65KZWRKRMQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8VY35D067ZWQLKZ65KZWRKRMQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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