Gait is the pattern in which you walk or run. (your personal step by step ‘walking cycle’).
Gait Analysis is a popular method for examining the ‘cycles’, looking for variations and possible abnormalities.
There are two parts to normal gait:
1) Stance phase.
2) Swing Phase. These phases are best captured (video recorded), during a ‘Computerized Gait Analysis Session’.
By viewing these movements of your whole body, walking or running, we can evaluate how one movement affects another.
Side view of ‘Dartfish video’ gait analysis. (to the video viewer click bottom right corner of the frame).
Gait Analysis can help diagnose problem and make recommendations, measure recovery time, help improve biomechanics and thereby reduce the risk of sports and other type of related injuries.
Module Instrumented Treadmill / Floor Gait Plate. The core unit is a treadmill instrumented with a 1.5 m long and 55 cm wide pressure distribution gait plate (1 sensor per cm2 ) measures the resulting vertical force curve and the kinematic gait line of the center point of pressure.
Each footprint is detected and can be analyzed separately. The force plate always measures two (or more) valid strides which are used to automatically compile a very comprehensive gait report.
The instrumented treadmill can also be used for static balance testing. As an alternative to using a treadmill, an up to 3 meter long floor gait plate can be used to measure the “natural gait” patterns.