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User Tip: The Consequence of RF Sensor Rotation

User Tip: The Consequence of RF Sensor Rotation

By Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder, DVM | Updated on | Locked, LT Schroeder, RF Sensor Guidance, RF Sensor Rotation, Sensor Troubleshooting

The right forelimb sensor includes a gyroscope that measures angular velocity of the distal limb. This signal allows for the determination of when the right forelimb is on the ground versus in swing.  If the sensor rotates off of the dorsal midline, the signal will change, creating problems with the correct determination of right forelimb stance. The ultimate consequence of rotation depends on how much rotation occurs.  If the sensor rotates to the lateral or medial aspect of the limb, then the signal will be reduced, and likely no analysis will be produced.  If an analysis is produced,...

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10 Common Data Collection Mistakes

10 Common Data Collection Mistakes

By Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder Laurie Tyrrell-Schroeder, DVM | Updated on | Locked, LT Schroeder, Pelvic Sensor Guidance, RF Sensor Guidance, RF Sensor Rotation

INSTRUMENTATION 1) Putting the RF sensor on upside down. This most commonly occurs when the pastern wrap is applied with the sensor already within the pouch. The user may fail to recognize that the wrap is applied with the sensor pouch upside down. Always check that the RF sensor is positioned correctly, on the dorsal aspect of the pastern, with the label in its proper orientation when viewing straight on, and the LED blinking on the lateral side of the limb (in Gen 3 and newer sensors). An upside-down RF sensor will result in opposite of true results...

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User Tip: The Consequence of RF Sensor Rotation

10 Common Data Collection Mistakes