Manuals

Manuals for all MLS products are available for download from this site using the links below or by browsing our FTP site. Each manual is supplied as a PDF file and will require a copy of the free Adobe PDF reader in order to view and print the manual.

Unlike some manufacturers, Motion Lab Systems has a policy of not charging for, or restricting access to, its manuals and documentation. In addition, we maintain copies of documentation for all our products on-line, even if the product is no longer current. All of these links open directly with the Adobe PDF reader and do not require passwords to access the contents. Unless otherwise noted, all documents provided here remain the property of Motion Lab Systems.


Current Products

Current products are actively supported products - you can download the latest versions of the manuals using the links below but in most cases you can automatically get updated via the Motion Labs updates link that is installed with the product.

C3Deditor User Guide - with complete details on the usage and operation of the C3D file editing program used by almost all of the leading Motion Capture system manufacturers.

C3Dserver User Guide - providing complete documentation and code examples to enable anyone to start writing C3D applications using the free C3Dserver DLL to provide a simple, easy to use method of accessing C3D data files.

C3Dformat - The definitive description of the C3D file format with complete information about the structure and contents of the C3D file. This is a public domain document - additional information about the C3D file format, including a complete on-line manual, are available on the C3D web site.

C3Dtutor - a brief tutorial that describes the C3D file format, originally written as a companion document for the C3D file editor.

EMG Analysis and EMG Graphing User Guide - This manual describes the features and use of the Motion Lab Systems EMG Graphing software (included with the MA-300 system), and the additional functionality provided by the EMG ANalysis software within the clinical and research environment.

EMG Software Tutorial - This tutorial is an excelent introduction to the EMG Graphing software and describes the installation and features provided with in the EMG Graphing and EMG Analysis software packages. It includes walk-through descriptions of the various software features using demonstration data provided with the EMG software installation.

GCDexport User Guide - A free utility that is part of the MLSviewer suite. This was written to automate the extraction of individual data sets from large numbers (1,000's) of GCD files for statistical analysis. The application also averages GCD files.

GIB User Guide - The Motion Lab Systems Goniometer Interface Box (GIB) manual provides setup and calibration instructions for use with the XM range of Biometrics goniometers.

KAD User Guide - The Knee Alignment Device remains a popular method of measuring the alignment of the knee axis in clinical gait.

MA-300 Analog to Dataq Cable - full connection details for a cable connecting the DB-25 analog interface on the rear of the MA-300 EMG system to an MA-720 analog data collection system.

MA-300 Analog Output Cable - full connection details for the DB-25 analog interface on the rear of the MA-300 EMG system.

MA-300 Filter Installation Guide - step by step instructions for the installation of the optional band-pass filter in the MA-300 EMG system.

MA-300 System User Manual - updated in 2007, the MA-300 EMG system is one of the worlds most popular multi-channel EMG systems for research and clinical use and carries full UL, CE, and FCC approvals together with FDA 510(k) approval to market in the US and abroad (updated for LEMO and BINDER backpacks).

MLSviewer User Guide - a free suite of applications that include a file viewer for C3D and GCD files, an editor for DST/GCD files and a GCD statistics and averaging application.

MTD2 User Guide - A document that describes our Mechanical Testing Device (MTD-2) used with C-Motion CalTester software to verify force plate location and calibration when used with a 3D measurement system.

RData2 User Guide - this program reads a wide variety of biomechanics file formats and exports the contents of the file to ASCII text files. It can be run as a standalone application or from within other programs such as Microsoft Access and Excel.

ReportGenerator User Guide - Create Clinical and Research graphical reports from GCD file, C3D file that contain Vicon "Plug-in-Gait" data and Motion Analysis Corp OrthoTrack XLS files.


Third-Party Products

Goniometer User Guide - a copy of the Biometrics goniometer user guide with information about the care and technical operation of their range of electro goniometers.

Dataq Windaq - software installation and user guide for the Windaq/Lite and Windaq/Pro data recording software.

DI-720-USB - ADC hardware manual with specification and analog input connection details. When supplied as an MA-720-USB by Motion Lab Systems this includes all interconnecting cables to interface to an MA-300 EMG system.

Scotchlite 7610 Specification - The 3M specification sheet for 7610 Scotchlite high gain reflective sheeting.

Scotchlite 8850 Specification - The 3M specification sheet for 8850 Scotchlite silver pressure sensitive adhesive film.


Discontinued Products

These links provide copies of manuals for products that are no longer under active development and are not officially supported. This doesn't mean that we will not support them - simply that we can not guarantee to support them.

C3Dexport User Guide - this program was written to support the exchange of data between Vicon Clinical Manager users - the C3Dexort application reads the VCM database and copies the relevant patient information into the C3D file for archival purposes. VCM data stored in a C3D file can be imported into the VCM database using this program.

CAMARC format User Guide - although no longer supported, this manual continues to be provided as part of the suite of MLSviewer tools that support the CAMARC DST and GCD formats.

EMG4VCM User Guide - although no longer supported, this program continues to be very popular within the Vicon Clinical Manager community as it enables the display of raw EMG data within the VCM report format.

MA-100 Analog Output Cable - full connection details for the DB-25 analog interface on the rear of the MA-100 EMG system.

MA-100 Circuit Diagrams - complete schematics for our first generation EMG system. These are provided to allow end-user support of this product. We recommend that all MA-100 users upgrade to the MA-300 system for improved performance and maintainability.

MA-100 User Manual - released in 1987, the MA-100 EMG system remains in service within many labs throughout the world. We recommend that all MA-100 users upgrade to the MA-300 system for improved performance and maintainability.

MA-200 Analog Output Cable - full connection details for the DB-25 analog interface on the rear of the MA-200 EMG system.

MA-200 CMOS setup - The MA-200 system was built around a PC motherboard which maintained its configuration information in CMOS memory. This document provides details on the CMOS configuration.

MA-200 User Manual - released in 1992, the MA-100 EMG system remains in service within many labs throughout the world. We recommend that all MA-200 users upgrade to the MA-300 system for improved performance and maintainability.

MA-300 User Manual - released in 1998, this is the manual for the original MA-300 HARWIN style backpack.

Whisper User Guide - manufacture and support of the Whisper EMG simulator was discontinued by Roessingh Research & Development in 1999.