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Latest Gait analysis Stories

2014-04-02 20:22:17

Falls are the #1 cause of accidental death and traumatic brain injuries for seniors. Falls are frequently associated with heart attacks, vertigo, blood pressure fluctuations, blood sugar fluctuations from diabetes, adverse reactions to medications, strokes and dizziness coinciding from respiratory disorders. Musculoskeletal or neurological disorders impair or change the way a person walks, also known as their gait, and gait changes lead to falls. LAS CRUCES, N.M., April 2, 2014...

2013-08-19 14:58:58

Gait and movement pattern are essential to the horse, whether it's a question of the horse's well-being, competition riding or breeding. For the first time, new research made in collaboration between University of Copenhagen and The Royal Veterinary College in the United Kingdom makes it possible to use sensors to accurately measure a horse's movements and to quantify limb movement outside the traditional gait laboratory. This provides veterinarians as well as breeders and trainers with a...

2013-06-24 16:25:13

Accelerated Helps Runners Stay Injury-Free and Reach Full Potential CHICAGO, June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Runners Beware. A National Institute of Health study shows that up to 50 percent of runners sustain an injury each year -- and up to 70 percent of those will recur. At risk are both casual runners and endurance athletes. But, there's hope for Chicago area runners who want to prevent injuries or remain injury-free. (Logo:...

Running Cockroaches Give Robotics A Fast Track To Success
2013-02-23 08:28:09

[WATCH VIDEO: From Running Roaches To Robots] April Flowers for redOrbit — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Michigan have found that running cockroaches begin to recover from being pushed sideways even before their nervous systems kick in to tell their legs what to do. The research team hopes that these new insights on the stabilization of biological systems could one day help engineers design steadier robots. The findings, published online in Biological...

2012-07-15 06:20:11

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Gait disturbances - such as a slowing of walking pace or a more variable stride - could indicate a decline in cognitive function, according to new research studies reported today at the Alzheimer's Association's International Conference® 2012 (AAIC® 2012). "With an aging baby boomer generation advancing into greater risk for Alzheimer's and dementia, it is important for physicians to be aware of the associations...

2011-09-12 05:22:00

NEW YORK AND MONTREAL, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Identascan Corporation and partner-ICBS Ltd., (OTCPK: ICBTD),   announce progress report. Identascan Corporation headed by Dr. Li Liu who is in the process of developing a computer program that will allow the identification of individuals by their body movements.  "Each individual's body movement is as personal as their fingerprint", said Identascan's President Dr. Li Liu. Dr. Liu holds Post-doctoral Fellowships...

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2011-05-15 10:16:53

Catching a ball is no problem for most people. Getting a robotic arm to catch a ball using a catcher attachment is a bit trickier. To find out just how tricky it is "“ or to see if it's easier than they think "“ visitors to the Sensor+Test trade fair in Nuremberg should head for the Fraunhofer booth, Booth 202 in Hall 12. There, researchers will be presenting an industrial robotic arm with six joints, at the end of which is a catcher. Visitors can control the arm using a hand-held...

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2011-04-25 14:19:02

Walking and thinking at the same time can be especially difficult for persons who've suffered concussions, and scientists hope to use that multitasking challenge -- measured by a simple radar system -- to quickly screen individuals who may have suffered brain injuries. By asking an individual to walk a short distance while saying the months of the year in reverse order, researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) can determine if that person is impaired and possibly suffering...

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2010-05-05 14:10:00

Students come through for Shriners with gait-analysis tool Walk this way and a camera-carrying robot will follow. That sounds simple until you get into the details. Fortunately, Steven Irby, an engineer in the Motion Analysis Lab at Shriners Hospital for Children in Houston, knew just where to look for someone who could handle those details. Irby turned to engineering students at Rice University who routinely tackle such challenges for their senior design projects. In this case, they're also...

2009-11-03 06:00:00

BOSTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Mouse Specifics, Inc. [MSI] announced that the Animal Resources facility at Children's Hospital Boston is providing MSI's DigiGait ventral plane videography technology for gait analysis to Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School scientists. Children's Hospital Boston has purchased two DigiGait Imaging Systems, dedicated to the study of mouse and rat models of human childhood diseases. "We are pleased about the placement of the DigiGait instrumentation...