Biomechanics products are used to understand movement patterns. Biomechanics measurements and data can be used to enhance sports performance; help with neurologic, geriatric and orthopaedic rehabilitation; and guide research on biological activity.
Types of biomechanics products
The type of biomechanics product used will depend on the application. Some of the most popular equipment in the medical, sports and research sector includes:
3D Motion Capture
Suitable for natural and lab-based environments, this biomechanics product is capable of accurate spatial tracking using inertial sensor systems technology. 3D motion capture tracks joint angles, orientation angles, linear acceleration and more.
In simple terms, electromyography (EMG) measures muscle movement. It records the electrical activity generated by muscles when they are active. EMG products can be used to detect medical abnormalities and muscular disorders. The systems are also popular in biomechanics research as they are easy to operate and provide instant feedback.
Gait analysis involves observing a person’s posture and coordination as they walk. Gait analysis systems are a type of biomechanics product that add reliable, objective data to support observations of movement. The machines use sensors to measure force distribution and pressure. This information on biomechanics helps in the diagnosis and treatment of gait issues.
Instrumented treadmills record and analyse gait, run, stance, and balance. They tend to be more compact than gait analysis systems popular in research settings. This type of biomechanics product offers customisable reports so researchers, physicians, and coaches can quickly interpret the results.
Portable labs from Noraxon are often referred to as biomechanics lab-in-a-box. They capture a high level of data including 3D motion, EMG, and gait. This biomechanics product is an all-rounder and ideal for those that need data on the go. Popular applications are return to play, performance testing and biofeedback training.
Some common applications of biomechanics products are:
- Human and animal gait research
- Improve sports performance
- Balance training and assessment
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Prevent injury
- Evaluation of prosthetics and orthotics
- Ergonomics research
Explore our biomechanics products at HaB Direct
At HaB Direct, we offer reliable biomechanics equipment for physicians, medical professionals, sports scientists and researchers. We also offer systems designed specifically for animals, such as the Zebris CanidGait instrumented treadmill for the simple analysis and documentation of stance and gait anomalies among dogs. Our team of experts will deliver and install your new equipment and talk you through how to use it to its full potential.
If you require any assistance with your purchase, we can offer advice on +44 (0)1926 816100 or email [email protected]. Alternatively, please contact us and someone from the team will be in touch with you.