Walking, a simple yet intricate motion, has always been a subject of interest for biomechanics and health professionals. With the evolution of technology, the tools to study this motion have also evolved, leading to the development of advanced systems like the OptoGait and our very own FreeMed
platform. But how do these systems fare when put to the test?
Deep Dive into Gait Analysis
The gait cycle, a complex sequence of movements, can be divided into four functional rocker units. While both the OptoGait (OG) system and the FreeMed (FM) platform have gained popularity, a recent study aimed to test their accuracy in measuring overground walking gait.
The results? A pairwise comparison between data from OG, FM, and high-speed video analysis revealed some significant differences. However, when it came to the FreeMed platform, the results were promising. The study indicated that both the OG system and the FM platform consistently measured foot rockers during walking at a constant velocity.Why Choose FreeMed for Gait Analysis?Accuracy & Consistency:
The study highlighted the excellent absolute agreement between measurements for the OG systems compared to video-analysis. But the FreeMed platform stood out, especially in its measurements of certain rockers, showcasing its precision.User-Friendly:
In the world of gait analysis, where many systems are complex and require extensive training, the FreeMed platform offers a user-friendly interface. This makes it a preferred choice for clinicians who need quick and accurate results without the hassle.Versatility
: Beyond just gait analysis, the FreeMed platform can be used for a variety of biomechanical assessments, making it a versatile tool for both research and clinical settings.Conclusion
The FreeMed platform by Sensor Medica is not just another tool in the market. It's a testament to our commitment to providing health professionals with accurate, reliable, and user-friendly solutions. Whether you're a therapist working on gait retraining or a researcher diving deep into biomechanics, the FreeMed platform is designed to cater to your needs.
Ready to revolutionize your gait analysis? Discover more about the FreeMed platform here.
Original study referenced can be found here