General Information (html file)

Checking the FDIX RS232 settings: In case of difficulty with the Wagner FDIX (Wagner is found but does not work)

Schematics & Drawings

RS232 Switch Unit Schematics.

Visual Basic WagnerAlgometer.exe

Windows:

Downloads:

These downloads will work as a replacement for previously installed files or if Visual Basic v.6 is already installed on your computer.

Executable file:

WagnerAlgometer-05-08.exe  (Version with rate recording implemented).
WagnerAlgometer-05-19-08.exe  (For small and negative strain values).
WagnerAlgometer-06-04-08.exe  For small and negative strain values, plus improved handling of missing initialization files (not fully tested).
WagnerAlgometer-11-08.exe  With "Session Information" sent to Excel.
WagnerAlgometer-12-08.exe  With "Start / End" and "Pause / Resume" buttons to improve flexibility.

Voice files:

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Initialization files:

WagnerAlgometerDFT.ini
SerialSwitchBoxDFTs.ini

Sample Data File.

Text file: B2-on10-12-2007at10-06-45.txt.
Excel table of similar data (JPEG file).
	 Algometer Experiment Data

  Subject ID: B2
	   Test # 1	   Test # 2
	 Site	Strain	 Site	Strain
10-12-2007    10:06:49
 1	  2	  8.6	  2	  10.0*
 2	  1	  6.9	  1	  12.8
 3	  3	 11.4*	  3	  18.0
The data file name is, by defaults, derived from the subject ID ( B2 in this instance), followed by the date and time the file was created.
The forces are always saved in Newtons whether the displays are displaying Newtons Grams or Kilograms.
An asterisk after the strain, indicates that the recording of the strain was initiated using the "User" switch, rather than the "Subject" switch.

Sample Log File. (See Thimble Algometer Help)

WagnerAlgometerLog#1.txt
        W A G N E R    A L G O M E T E R   L O G

All timings start when the strain reaches 0.5 Newton
Any strain below 0.5 Newton results in invalid data.
The Rate = (Peak Strain - 0.5N) / Peak Time
  OR     = (End  Strain - 0.5N) / Total Time  (when not recording peaks).

                                              Peak   Peak            End     Total
    Date        Time      Test  Trial  Site  Strain  Time    Rate    Strain  Time   User

   5/7/2008  3:54:19 PM    1     1      1    8.96    2.82    3.00    8.96    2.90    
   5/7/2008  3:54:26 PM    1     2      1   14.20    3.06    4.48   14.20    3.20   *
   5/7/2008  3:54:32 PM    1     3      2    8.92    2.11    4.00    8.32    2.59    
   5/7/2008  3:54:38 PM    1     4      2    7.72    1.88    3.85    3.56    2.34    
   5/7/2008  3:54:47 PM    1     5      3    8.48    2.51    3.18    2.52    3.04    
   5/7/2008  3:54:53 PM    1     6      3    7.52    1.48    4.74    6.32    2.03    
   5/7/2008  3:54:59 PM    2     1      1    8.12    1.48    5.13    4.32    2.18    
   5/7/2008  3:55:06 PM    2     2      1    8.32    1.66    4.72    4.80    2.03    
   5/7/2008  3:55:11 PM    2     3      2    8.20    1.48    5.19    6.48    1.72    
   5/7/2008  3:55:17 PM    2     4      2    7.36    1.25    5.49    6.72    1.48    
   5/7/2008  3:55:22 PM    2     5      3   10.36    1.19    8.30    7.96    1.48    
   5/7/2008  3:55:27 PM    2     6      3   10.12    6.60    1.46    4.64    6.91    

   5/7/2008  3:59:06 PM    1     2      1   15.48    3.12    4.80   15.48    3.20   *

   5/7/2008  3:59:46 PM    1     2      1   10.20    2.12    4.57   10.20    2.20    

   5/7/2008  4:00:08 PM    2     6      3    6.52    1.50    4.01    6.52    1.58    


2007 October 12
updated 2008 November 14