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Add the Salt-Lake-City / Greenville Foot Model to the database

In the Excel Plot file, deleting a plot doesn't delete from MFM tab

Wish List (and discussion) / Parse multi (but not all) C3D to GCD
« on: November 07, 2016, 05:59:58 PM »
Allow parsing of multi (but not all) C3D files into GCD files from the mocap processing screen

Wish List (and discussion) / AMTI Netforce ASCII files and Balance
« on: November 07, 2016, 05:58:56 PM »
Make the AMTI Netforce ASCII files work with the balance/stability protocol

Wish List (and discussion) / Kistler Force Plates and the Balance Protocol
« on: November 07, 2016, 05:57:32 PM »
Make Kistler force plates work with the balance protocol (with 6 channels in the C3D file).

Wish List (and discussion) / Self-Administered version of GMFCS
« on: September 14, 2016, 01:49:37 PM »
This was brought up by Ross Chafetz.  It was in regards to an attempt to standardize a few things across labs.  Rather than just "do" it, I thought this one might need a bit of discussion, and Ross agreed.

From my naive perspective, I always thought this one took some therapist training/evaluation to be accurate, but that can also be an argument for inconsistency.


Wish List (and discussion) / Adding New Plots to Excel Plot Report
« on: September 11, 2016, 11:43:43 AM »
I've thought about this one for years.  At present, the plots in the Excel Plot file are somewhat fixed (with adding new ones not easily done).

It would be nice if there was a way for users to somewhat easily add new plots, possibly adding a new tab for them.  Here is an idea I have:
  • There is currently an EMG sub-folder used for various EMG setup.  Have a similar sub-folder for motion plot setup, possibly named "Motion".
  • In this "Motion" folder, there'd be an Excel file.  This Excel file would have tabs (with plots) that would be added to the standard Excel Plot file upon creation.  It might be named "Additional Excel Plots.xlsx".
  • Creating these new plots is not entirely trivial.  And the actual plot information would need to already be in the main Excel Plot file when it was created.
  • In addition to the new tab and new plots, there'd need to be information about the patient's data column, the name of the plot, and other details.
  • When the database creates a new Excel Plot file.  It adds any new tabs found in the "Additional Excel Plots.xlsx" file, possibly based on the additional plot information found.
  • The database would then adjust these plots to read all the information needed to make them a "live" plot.

To summarize, so long as data is in the standard Excel Plot file, these procedures would make it possible to plot this data, possibly making reorganized plot pages for printing.

Also, some of these routines could ease the work necessary when new plots are added to the standard Excel Plot file.  Currently, it's a bit of a tedious job to individually create these new plots.


Wish List (and discussion) / Upper Extremity Physical Exam "tweaks"
« on: August 17, 2016, 10:14:29 AM »
Several "tweaks" have been requested about the Upper Extremity Physical Exam.  Specifically, need to add hand dominance.  Also the normal comparisons need some tweaks to consider this hand-dominance issue.

Wish List (and discussion) / Services Performed Annual Report
« on: August 17, 2016, 10:12:22 AM »
This report is already in the database.  However, it's not a very "smart" report as it is.  The following is needed:  Add new questionnaires, dig deeper to make sure service has been done (beyond mere existence of db record), more breakdown of 3D services, include patients included in research, etc.

Wish List (and discussion) / Add entire ASIA SCI assessment to database.
« on: August 17, 2016, 10:11:06 AM »
An abbreviated form of this questionnaire was added to the database at the request of SHC-Chicago.  I just post this here in case there's interest to have the complete questionnaire incorporated into the database.

Wish List (and discussion) / Add PSI questionnaire to the database
« on: August 17, 2016, 10:09:41 AM »
The PSI is the Prosthesis Satisfaction Inventory questionnaire.  This is another questionnaire I have where I've got all I need to add it to the database.

I've just heard very little interest to have it.  It would take me a couple of days work to include it.

Wish List (and discussion) / Add PUFI questionnaire to the database
« on: August 17, 2016, 10:05:50 AM »
PUFI is the the Prosthetic Upper Extremity Functional Index questionnaire.  It is for upper extremity deficiency patients.

I have all I need to add this questionnaire to the database, as well as permission from the author to use it in an open-source way.  It's just approximately a 2 day process to do this, and, as far as I know, SHC-Sacramento is the only hospital who may make use of it.  If there is other interest, please post a reply, and I'll see about finding time to get this done.

Wish List (and discussion) / Balance Service/Protocol
« on: August 12, 2016, 06:04:48 PM »
In Houston, there's been discussion for years about developing a "balance" protocol.  However, there are many issues to be worked out with such a protocol.
  • Is it performed on a standard pedobarograph mat?  This means it must be big enough for both feet to stand.
  • Is it sit-to-stand?  Or just standing after a "start" signal?
  • How are lab distractions managed?  Stare at a dot on the wall?
  • How long should the assessment be?
  • Is it done per-foot, or just overall?
  • Is it done both eyes-open and eyes-closed?
  • What are the actual measurements?  (Discussed below)

Regarding the measurements, this can be a nettlesome discussion.  Most agree that a COP path is initially calculated, resulting in a series of X,Y coordinates.  From there, one can take many directions:
  • Velocity of the path?
  • Do a best fit ellipse and take its area?

These are just a couple of things that can be calculated.  There is an extensive (although nascent) literature on this.  However, if a protocol is to be developed, the measures to appear on a patient report must be decided upon.

Wish List (and discussion) / Greenville / Salt Lake City Foot model
« on: August 12, 2016, 05:55:27 PM »
This would include a plot page in the Excel plot file as well as processing of "normals" data, derivation of all appropriate gait parameters about the foot, and creation of a table in the database to store this information.

The plots would (of course) have gray bands for +/- 1 Standard Deviation, and the Gait Parameters page would show the various new parameters with normals mean and SD.

I'm not familiar with this one either, but it definitely sounds interesting.

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