Facilities

The Gait Laboratory

 

 

 

This Gait Lab has a walking platform with two embedded Bertec Forceplates.

This system uses Cortex imaging which is Motions Analysis’ software for handling all phases of motion capture within a single program – initial setup, calibration, tracking, and post processing.

The Gait Real Time Assessment and Interactive Lab

 

The GRAIL's unique combination of real-time data processing, treadmill perturbations and virtual reality allows our laboratory to challenge each patient with mechanical, visual, and cognitive dual-tasks. 

We measure the changes in gait pattern during these situations which allows us to determine the patient's dynamic stability and fall risk. 

How it works: 

Synchronized VR environments are projected on a screen which immerses the patient in virtual worlds and natural walking environments. The GRAIL system then combines a fully instrumented treadmill with various movements (perturbations) and an integrated motion capture system. The system also simulates walking uphill and downhill, combined with visual stimuli, in order to challenge patients while measuring their gait behavior to perform a 'functional gait analysis'. 

Through this software, the patient's specific gait parameters can be calculated for research and improvements. 

Data Capturing

      

 

NeuroCom BASIC Balance Master (Left)

Has the capability to conduct Limits of Atability (LOS), Rhythmic Weight Shift (RWS), Weight Bearing Squat (WBS), Unilateral Stance (US), Sequence Training, Weight Bearing Training, Custom Training.

NeuroCom SMART Balance Master (Center)

Carries the capability to conduct Sensory Organization Test (SOT), Adaptation Test (ADT), Limits of Stability (LOS), Rhythmic Weight Shift (RWS), Weight Bearing Squat (WBS), Unilateral Stance (US), Sequence Training, Weight Bearing Training, Custom Training

Biodex System 4 Pro Dynamometer (Right)

Fully accommodates a wide variety of positions and exercises. It features a positioning chair with 360 degrees of rotation, motorized seat height adjustment and superior stabilization.