WALKING AND RUNNING ANALYSIS
The gait analysis is one of the most widely used methods to determine any disorders of the nervous and/or musculoskeletal system. With Optojump Next and OptoGait you can estimate the space-time parameters of the gait and isolate individual phases of the step, then accurately describe the behaviour of the lower body.
Gyko, placed in the area beneath the shoulder blade by using a special bib with a comfortable 3-button fastening, enables naturally integrating the information measured on the ground with the kinematics of the trunk in order to provide accurate information on the stability and coordination of the upper body.
The movement of the trunk is analysed in each phase of the step and, through advanced algorithms, specific parameters of the analysed test are estimated such as:
- Antero-posterior and medio-lateral imbalance
- Main directions and breadth of the movement of the trunk
- Upper Phase Coordination Index (UPCI) that describes coordination in the rotation of the trunk
- Phase difference between the lower body and the upper body
- RMS, Harmonic Ratio and Harmonicity index describing gait stability
Postural analysis is frequently used to evaluate the stability and balance of a quiet standing subject.
Gyko, placed on the trunk or at the level of the centre of mass, provides important information about the body sway of the subject and through appropriate protocols it enables evaluating the relative contribution made by the various components of the postural system (visual, proprioceptive of different origin, labyrinthine, etc.).
Gyko lets you simply and quickly obtain the best known indexes concerning the projection of the body's centre of gravity on the ground.
The main indexes returned are:
- Projection length and area
- Projection travel speed
- Sway frequency