In preparation of a new "art in science" project, novel took preliminary measurements of the individual forces exerted whilst striking the keys of a piano.
For the data collection the German concert pianist Henriette Gärtner played the introductory tunes of Schubert's "Wandererphantasie".
Novel Electronics Inc has been selected for the 2009 Best of St. Paul Award in the Instruments & Control Equipment category by the US Commerce Association.
Each year, the US Commerce Association (USCA) identifies companies that it believes have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category.
These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.
novel GmbH participated at the International Exhibition PEOPLE & HEALTH, 20th-23rd of October, 2009 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia
The participants of the Exhibition were 31 companies from Russia, 16 companies from Germany , and one company from France.
Our booth was visited by orthopaedists, traumatologists, prosthetists, surgeons, physicians of sport medicine, bioengineers from Saint-Petersburg, Moscow, Novosibirsk, Chelyabinsk, Krasnodar, and from many other cities of Russia, as well as 41 patients who were informed about a possibility to be examined with the emed system.
The Sports Research Institute, CASRI (Prague, Czech Republic) has equipped the runner Milos Skorpil with a pedar-x system to take part in the Zermatt Marathon, which is a supreme alpine racing challenge (distance of 42.2 km, upward gradient 1944m).
The main focus of the measurements during this extreme marathon was put on the performance and fatigue of the feet, correlated with the trails profile.
Brazilian company IBTeC is a novel user since several years. Please have a look at the staff of the biomechanic laboratory while demonstrating the pedar system.
Prof. Aluisio Otavio Varga Avila on the left
novel participated in the "International Congress on Diabetes and its Complications" in Yazd - Iran (June 1. 2009)
An article about the pliance system by Norma Johnson published in "Horse Scene Magazine" (UK) in April 2009. (May 15. 2009)
Pin Pointing Pressure
By Norma Johnson – Master Saddle Fitter from Horse Scene
Every rider knows that one of the most important aspects of taking care of a horse in ridden work should be that of a correct fi tting saddle. No horse owner should compromise the comfort of their horse as it will not only affect their performance, but can also cause long term non reversible damage, and after all, to most of us our equine friends are just an extension of our family - I know, in my house my four legged stable friend is higher up the food chain than my husband!... Read more >>
Read more about the pliance saddle system
pliance saddle software
pplication of pliance®-s sensor mat
pliance®-s system in use
A study about the effects of fatigue on ground reaction force in cross country skiing runs at CeBiSM, University Trento. The results will be presented as a poster at the ECSS congress in Oslo in June.
In the last training before the beginning of the Season, the Muenchen Rangers played against the Peterborough Saxons in the Dantestadion last Sunday. Two equally strong teams fought hard against each other in perfect weather which made the entire game very exciting.
written by Bernhard Hunzinger.
Read more (in German) >>
Measurements with 16 Judoka were done at the Yong In University in South Korea, with Dr. Eui-hwan Kim, president of the Asian Society of Sport Biomechanics.
The pliance-x system with glove sensor was used to record the finger forces during repeated attacks against a dummy. Experts are loading the little finger higher than the index finger during pulling and throwing. Regional analysis of pressure data in combination with synchronized video allow to assess the level of skills of the athletes.
It is a common misconception about rock-climbing that the decisive factor for success is finger-strength. Especially with non-overhanging routes, the majority of the climber's weight rests on his feet. To get as much weight as possible on footholds that are sometimes more slim than the spine of a cd case, climbers wear specially designed shoes, the construction of whose sole is designed to enable the climber to concentrate all weight at the very tip of his toes by distributing the resultant pressure throughout the foot.
The measurements taken here can show in detail the relative success of that distribution and the development of pressure within the shoe in different climbing situations. This could lead both to improved constructions and a better understanding of the impact of prolongued climbing on the climber's feet.
Diabetes-related amputations have skyrocketed but doctors say that with vigilance, prevention and better circulation treatment, it doesn't have to be that way. By Shari Roan, March 22, 2009 Los Angeles has one of the highest diabetes-related amputation rates in the country. Yet vascular surgeon Dr. George Andros can't seem to draw enough attention.
Read an article about 'Parents dream shoe a reality' from 'Bigpond News' where the eight-man research team from the University of Potsdam spent two years testing the walking and running movements of more than 10,000 children while using novel emed system.
novel is presently collecting data on tennis rackets. The timing of grip force as well as the local peak pressure and the forces on the fingers are relevant parameters. The tests will be continued during regular matches.
This year novel was once again present at the Arab Health Conference and medical trade show in Dubai, the most important medical conference in the Middle East.
Visitors from more than 25 different countries came to see the novel systems and to discuss the applications in daily clinical routine, mainly for the prevention of the Diabetic Foot Syndrome, which is sadly a condition that affects more than 20% of the citizens of some of the Middle East countries.
The novel systems could help with providing adequate foot care for them.
novel did measurements during a training session with John Kucera in Austria.
The pedar system was used to do an assessment of the load distrubution underneath the feet in a race like situation. The results can be used for an optimization of the athletes performance.
Video-Interview with John Kucera
Wikipedia of John Kucera
Biography of John KUCERA
A pedar-x system with sensor insoles was used in a study about cross country skiing at CeBiSM (Research Centre for Bioengineering and Motor Sciences at the University of Brescia, Trento, Udine and Verona).
This study was requested by the technical staff of the Italian Federation of Cross Country Skiing and some Italian top athletes. The aim was to evaluate the load during pushing phase in diagonal stride, one of the techniques of the classical style in cross country skiing. The load exerted on the skis determines the grade of bending, and its knowledge is important for the choice of stiffnes of the ski and the way of waxing.
The pictures show a measurement session done at an altitude of 3200m in the Schnalstal skiing area, close to the place where "Oetzi the Iceman" was discovered.
The novel team would like to thank you all for your support and faith in us during the last year, and promises to continue to be there for you in 2009.
A happy new year to you all!