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ACES - How to run the software

Prior to performing the exercise session, you should take the time to familiarize yourself with the format and contents of the various screens listed below:

THE CES TOOL BAR

You can activate many functions by selecting the icons located on the CES program tool bar. The tool bar is located near the top of the window. Icons are pictorial representations of commands or functions. You can access the following commands by clicking the appropriate icon.

THE CALIBRATION TOOL BAR

During the Calibration procedure, the main CES program icons are replaced with the calibration tool icons. Most functions required for the calibration process can be activated by either selecting the menu item or corresponding icon.

 

ACES Quick reference

MANUAL MODE EXERCISE

1.    Double-click the CES-System icon from the Windows Desktop.

2.    Select the CES icon to open the Log On Menu.

3.    Select the MANUAL MODE button to open the exercise parameter menu.

4.    Enter the desired exercise parameters.

5.    Select the BEGIN button to initiate the exercise session. NOTE: If the ´┐ŻSelf-Pace´┐Ż option is active, the exercise session can be initiated by simply moving the bar.

PROGRAM MODE EXERCISE

1.    Double-click the CES-System icon from the Windows Desktop.

2.    Select the CES icon to open the Log On Menu.

3.    Select the USER button to open the ´┐Żpre-programmed´┐Ż userfile for the exercise session.

CALIBRATION CHECK

1.    Double-click the CES-System icon from the Windows Desktop.

2.    Select the CES icon to open the Log On Menu.

3.    Select CALIBRATION, CALIBRATE to display the Station Parameter menu.

4.    Select CHECK to initiate the Calibration Check and follow the on-screen instructions.

5.    Move bar to the STOP (low) position and press the READY button.

6.    Move bar to the START (high) position and press the READY button. This will lock the bar.

7.    Hang a ´┐Żknown´┐Ż weight and press the READY button. The ´┐ŻCalibration Check In Progress....Wait´┐Ż message will be displayed on the monitor.

8.    When the bar has fallen all the way to the STOP position, the instructions will instruct the user to ´┐ŻRemove Weights´┐Ż and ´┐ŻPlease Stand Clear´┐Ż

9.    The Calibration Curve will be displayed on the monitor with the Average Value printed above the curve.

10.  Close the Calibration Curve window to return to the main calibration menu.

11.  Select FILE, FINISH to return to the CES Logon menu.

FULL CALIBRATION PROCEDURE

1.    Double-click the CES-System icon from the Windows Desktop.

2.    Select the CES icon to open the Log On Menu.

3.    Select CANCEL from the Log On Menu.

4.    Select STATION and set to the desired machine.

5.    Select CALIBRATION, CALIBRATE to display the Station Parameter menu.

6.    Enter the desired information in the Station Parameter menu *: Site Name, Station, Units, Bar Measure, Resistance Measure, Bar Length and Range. The Valve Open and Lock will be determined automatically in the next step.

7.    Select VALVE to display the Valve Calibration menu. Select OK and then follow the on-screen instructions.

8.    Move bar to the START position and select the READY button.

9.    Hang specified weight on the bar and press the READY button. The ´┐ŻValve Calibration In Progress´┐Ż menu will be displayed.

10.  Remove weights when prompted by the on-screen instructions.

11.  Select the OK button when the Valve Calibration Complete message is displayed. This will return control to the Station Parameter menu. The next step is Force calibration.

12.  Select FORCE to display the Force Calibration menu.

13.  Enter the two weight values to be used for calibration. Maker certain that the ´┐ŻCalculate Up Calibration´┐Ż is selected. Select the OK button to proceed.

14.  Move the bar to the Lowest position and select the READY button.

15.  Move the bar SLOWLY to the High Position and press the READY button.

16.  Move the bar to the STOP position and press READY.

17.  Move the bar to the START position and press READY to lock the bar.

18.  Hang the weights specified for Trial #1 and press the READY button. The Force Calibration In Progress message will be displayed on the monitor.

19.  When the bar has fallen all the way to the STOP position, remove the weights and press OK.

20.  Move the bar to the START position and press the READY button to lock the bar.

21.  Hang the weights specified for Trial #2 and press the READY button. The Force Calibration In Progress message will be displayed on the monitor.

22.  When the bar has fallen all the way to the STOP position, remove the weights and press OK.

23.  The Force Calibration Complete message will be displayed on the monitor. Select the OK button to return to the main calibration menu.

24.  Select FILE, FINISH to return to the CES Logon menu.

* These are only required to be selected once. The program will remember the current settings unless changed by the user.


FILE COMMAND MENU (CES MODE)

Calibration

Selected to perform calibration functions. When this item is selected, a new menu will appear to allow calibration of the CES exercise station, examination of analog board information and diagnostics for the CES transducers.

Print

Print the current file on the selected printer.

Print Preview

Selected to check or examine the positioning on one or more pages. When you give the Print Preview command, a new window will be open showing the document position as it would appear on paper. To close the Print Preview window, select the Cancel button to go to the previous mode.

Print Setup

Selected to adjust the printer settings prior to issuing the PRINT command.

Recent Files

Displays a list of the most recent files that have been used by the CES software.

Exit

Selected to EXIT the CES program.

FILE COMMAND MENU (PROGRAM MODE)

New

Selected to create a new user file for programming the desired exercises

Open

Selected to open an existing user file for viewing and/or editing.

Close

Selected to close the active user file.

Copy

Selected to copy the exercises from the active user file to a new user file. This command will NOT copy any of the collected data. This command is used to generate identical exercise sequences for a number of users with a minimum number of keystrokes.

Print

Print the current file on the selected printer.

Print Preview

Selected to check or examine the positioning on one or more pages. When you give the Print Preview command, a new window will be open showing the document position as it would appear on paper. To close the Print Preview window, select the Cancel button to go to the previous mode.

Print Setup

Selected to adjust the printer settings prior to issuing the PRINT command.

Recent Files

Displays a list of the most recent files that have been used in the CES Program module.

Exit

Selected to EXIT the CES Program module.

EDIT COMMAND MENU

Undo

Selected to Undo the last change and restore the item that was deleted, replaced or changed. This command restores your display to the way it was before the last edit.

Cut

Select the CUT command to remove the selected item and temporarily copy it to the Windows Clipboard. The item is placed in the clipboard so that it can be Pasted into another area of the same application or into another Windows application. To avoid losing this item, you should Paste it before performing additional editing.

Copy

Selected to Copy the currently selected items to the Windows clipboard. This feature can also be activated using the keyboard by simultaneously selecting the Ctrl and C keys.

Paste

Select the PASTE command to insert a copy of the item currently in the Windows clipboard. This item could have been cut or copied from almost any Windows application.

VIEW COMMAND MENU

Zoom-X

The ZOOM-X command is selected to zoom the X-axis of the currently active graph. The Zoom command can be selected numerous times to maximize the resolution of the graph.

Zoom-Y

The ZOOM-Y command is selected to zoom the Y-axis of the currently active graph. The Zoom command can be selected numerous times to maximize the resolution of the graph.

No Zoom

The No ZOOM command is selected to remove all zooming commands on the currently active graph.

EXERCISE COMMAND MENU

Parameters

Selected to set the exercise Parameters for the next session. These include exercise type, mode, values, range and more.

Begin

Selected to start the next exercise session.

End

Selected to end the current exercise session.

Options

Selected to set the various Options for the current exercise session. When this command is selected, a new menu will be presented to allow the user to select which graphs will be displayed during the exercise session as well as adding analog data channels for electromyography (EMG).

Restore

Selected to Restore the exercise display.

GRAPHS COMMAND MENU

Avg Curve

Selected to plot graphs as a function of time. When this option is selected, a new menu will be displayed to allow three types of plots; Force/Torque, Power, and Speed.

Rehab

Selected to plot graphs as a function of position. When this option is selected, a new menu will be displayed to allow three types of plots; Force/Torque, Power, and Speed.

Reps

Selected to plot graphs as a function of repetition. When this option is selected, a new menu will be displayed to allow three types of plots; Force/Torque, Power, and Speed.

TABLES COMMAND MENU

Statistics

Selected to display summary statistics from the exercise session.

EXPORT COMMAND MENU

New

Selected to create a New export file. Export files are in ASCII (*.txt) format.

Open

Selected to open and existing export file.

Close

Selected to close the active export file

Save

Selected to Save current view data to the active export file.

WINDOW COMMAND MENU

New Window

Selected to open another window for the active document.

Cascade

Selected to arrange all programs that are window sized in an overlapping CASCADE. This will not arrange a program that has been minimized to an icon.

Tile Horizontal

Selected to re-size the program windows to fit side-by-side on the screen. Since Windows will include all programs that are window sized in the tile setup, it is best to minimize all programs that are not currently being used so it will not take up space on the screen.

Tile Vertical

Selected to re-size the program windows to fit top-to-bottom on the screen. Since Windows will include all programs that are window sized in the tile setup, it is best to minimize all programs that are not currently being used so it will not take up space on the screen.

Arrange Icons

Selected to automatically ARRANGE ICONS in a straight row. The use has no control over where the icons are placed.

HELP COMMAND MENU

Index

Selected to provide an INDEX of Help related topics.

Using Help

Selected to provide instructions on using the Help Windows.

About CES (CCesW)

Provides program information, version number and copyright for the CES program.  

See also

ACES FAQACES - Frequently asked questions
Exercise ProgramACES - Setting up an exercise program
Exercise ResultsACES - Exercise results
InstallationACES - Installation and calibration
IntroductionACES - Introduction
Sample SessionACES - A sample exercise session
SoftwareACES - How to run the software
TechnicalACES - Technical description: limits and resolution of measurement

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