gaitway 3D Instrumented Treadmill
The h/p/cosmos® gaitway 3D Instrumented Treadmill is different and consists of one large single platform that does not have a split belt. It is available in different running deck sizes like 150/50, 170/65 and 190/65cm.
As running consist of single contact phases (just one foot on the ground at a time), the treadmill is perfect to measure forces also at higher speeds. The ample running surface encourages a natural running position. Moving slightly forward or sideward does not affect the measurement accuracy.
Also when walking on the treadmill, the subjects do not need to worry about the position. They are not required to place the heel on the front belt, nor are they forced to hit the right belt with the right foot and vice versa. When walking on a single platform, the load cells will measure a sum of left and right limb forces, but only in the double stance phase. A dedicated algorithm can decompose this sum. The procedure was published some years ago and improved in subsequent years (Davis & Cavanagh, 1993; Dierick et al, 2004; Meurisse et al, 2016, Raison et al, 2005). This algorithm is validated now for both healthy and clinical gait and published in highly rated journals.
System performance Features
Extremely wide measuring range
Excellent measuring accuracy
Built-in amplifier with acquisition system
Control & acquisition software included
Start and stop trigger inputs and digital trigger output for integration with EMG and motion analysis systems
Raw data accessible via interface
Also available in economic 1 component ground reaction force Fz version incl. 25% inclination (h/p/cosmos treadmill gaitway III)