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5.1 System Set-UpThe CES components require 110 Volt AC, 60 Hz, and are provided with a Hospital Grade Power Plug. It is recommended to use a Power Surge Protector or Voltage Regulator between the system components and the "wall" power source. Connect a Multiple outlet power strip with surge protection to the power outlet, and then plug all the component power cables into this Multistrip. This arrangement simplifies the "turning ON" procedure of the entire system. Refer to the CES Connection Diagram when connecting components to the computer.

bulletComputer Chassis
bulletKeyboard - Plugs into the keyboard interface of the computer.
bulletMouse Pointer Device - The mouse plugs into the Serial 1 port in the computer.
bulletMonochrome Monitor - The "9Pin" plug of the monochrome monitor connects to the upper connector on the Monochrome board.
bulletColor VGA Monitor - The "9 Pin" plug on the color monitor connects to the VGA connector (monitor) on the computer.
bulletColor Printer - The printer cable plugs into the Parallel port of the computer (LPT2).
bulletDot Matrix / Laser printer - This type of printer cable plugs into the parallel port LPT1 on the Monochrome Board (below the 9 pin connector).
bulletExercise machine - CES Station cable connects with a "12 pin" round plug to the connector mounted on the machine's shroud. The other end of the cable connects to the CES analog board "15 Pin" connector. The Multi-Function Station connects to the "B" (lower) connector and the Arm/Leg or Back connects to the "A" (upper) connector.
bulletEMG electrodes (preamplified) are connected to the RJ-11 connectors on the Analog interface box. Black EMG ribbon cable connects P2 connector on the fanout board in the back of the computer to P1 connector on the 16 channel Interface board.
bulletModem - The modem board is installed internally in the computer. The telephone cable should be connected from the wall outlet to the LINE or to JACK (RJ11) connector on the Modem board.

5.2 Main CES Menu

After the system boot the Main CES Menu will appear. This is a pulldown menu listing the various programs available. Selection may be made through the use of either the mouse pointer or the cursor arrow keys and pressing ENTER or by selecting the underlined letter.

The Exit selection from this window will take the user to the DOS prompt.

5.2.1 CES

From here the user can decide to go to Exercise, Program user files, Calibrate the machine, or Generate Reports and Analysis (Data Analysis). See Flowchart (Figure 5.3).The Special function keys in this window are:
bulletF1 - Changes stations, i.e., Arm/Leg, Multifunction or Back
bulletEnd - Returns to the Main CES Menu. Exercise

This operation will give the user the option to exercise within either the User File or the Manual Mode. User File.
The User File contains the list of files which are stored on the hard drive or floppy drives of the computer. These files are created from the Program Mode. Manual Mode.
In the Manual Mode the user may select any exercise and establish the paramters for that exercise. It will be necessary to make all of the selections for the exercise and it's parameters from the keyboard when using the Manual Mode. The Manual Mode can only report data of the same exercise and is not set for storing any data for future reference, so it is ideal for demonstration and for experimentation with the system capabilities. Program

In the Program operation the user creates a file establishing a sequence of exercises for each individual. These exercises will be complete with the parameters and specifications for the workout, so the user need not use the keyboard throughout the session. At the end of the workout all the results will be saved into the user data file. All data stored in the user data file can then be recalled at a later date to monitor the progress of the user and compare results. Calibrate

All systems are delivered fully calibrated. When the Ariel CES is initially installed it is recommended to perform a calibration check to ensure the accuracy of the system. The Calibration and Utility Functions will perform this operation. Utility will diagnose hardware related problems. Usually only "key operators" or technical support persons will need to become familiar with this function. Through a very simple procedure, the system measures applied weights to ensure accuracy of calibration. Chapter 9 will explain Calibration in further detail. Analysis

The Data Analysis provides analysis of analog signal. The three parameters which are saved for Analysis are: EMG (1-4 channels) and the rehab curves (Force and Position). ReportGen

Report Generation module uses sporead sheet programs to generate graphs or tables of user performance from data stored in the user's data file and also functions as a data base. Reporting is used primarily by coaches, clinicians, and physicians to review results. Colors

The colors selection allows the user to select the colors that will be used on the color monitor, for things like, background screens, the color of the curves and graphs.

5.2.2 Application

This program is only available with the APAS

5.2.3 System

Programs dealing with global system parameters are filed under the Systems menu. The printer option is the only selection under the System menu at this time. Printers

When the Printers option is chosen the Printer Option Screen shows the type of printer that has been selected. The CES is compatible with a multitude of different printers.

5.2.4 Util1, Util2 and Windows

These are the application menus Ariel has created to interface with other 3rd party programs. It is the users responsibility to purchase and install the programs they wish to use.

Also it is highly recommended to select Park before turning off the computer to avoid damaging the disk heads.

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