The ActiGraph, model GT1M, is an electronic motion evaluation system designed for use to assess activity levels of individuals with disabilities. This sturdy and compact dual-axis accelerometer measures and records activity counts and steps taken, and then uses this data to determine individual activity levels and energy expenditure. The unit has a direct USB connection and one megabyte (MB) of non-volatile flash memory. POWER: Uses a rechargeable battery (included). DIMENSIONS: 1.5 x 1.44 x 0.7
ActiLife Desktop Activity Software is a motion, heart rate, and sleep evaluation system designed for use by individuals with disabilities. This desktop analysis software program is compatible with the ActiGraph and ActiTrainer (see separate entries). The software allows the user to initialize the ActiGraph or ActiTrainer in a number of different operating modes and to select epochs ranging from 30 times per second (raw mode) to 4 minutes. The collected data is stored in ASCII format for simple a
The ActiTrainer is an electronic motion evaluation system and heart monitor designed for use in assessing the physical activity level of individuals with disabilities. This accelerometer measures the user's movements. When worn with the included Polar Wearlink T31, heart rate data is wirelessly transmitted to the unit, where it can be viewed in real time on an OLED display window and stored along with activity data for further analysis. Other performance parameters that can be monitored by this
Actiwatch-2, Actiwatch Spectrum, and Actiwatch Score are electronic motion evaluation systems designed for use by individuals with sleep disorders. These wristwatch style actigraphs digitally record data on gross motor activity and sleep/wake patterns. Each model has an accelerometer and the ability to record additional data channels. In addition to sleep/wake activity, Actiwatch 2 features the ability to record the amount and duration of ambient white light in units of lux. Other features inclu
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a portable robotic device with matching video game software platform for telerehabilitation for individuals with neuromuscular disabilities such as stroke, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and various others. Researchers in Spain have created ArmAssist, a mobile-based device that connects to the user through an orthotic that then records and measures the movements of the shoulder and elbow. These arm movements are translated to moveme
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a bi-manual rehabilitation glove system to monitor the hand movements of individuals who have experienced stroke. Researchers at Northeastern University have created the Angle Tracking and Location At home System (ATLAS), a bi-manual rehabilitation glove system and tracking device that utilizes two gloves to monitor the hand movements of stroke survivors. The system's creators' eventually intend to release the ATLAS as an at-home testing
The Bagnoli Desktop EMG Systems is an electronic motion assessment system designed for use inresearch on physical rehabilitation. The system is available in models with 4, 8, or 16 channels, all of which use parallel-bar EMG sensors and include an array of features to make EMG recordings effortless and consistent. The systems verifies signal quality by checking line interference and amplifier saturation, with visual LED indicators and an optional audio indicator. The system integrates with all d
Caltrac is an electronic motion evaluatiion system and calorie counter designed for use in measuring physical activity for people with disabilities. This beeper sized mini-computer measures movement and estimates how many calories the user has burned. The unit has a plastic case with five control buttons and a liquid crystal display (LCD) read out. The user enters his or her weight, height, age, and sex. There is a special entry for cycling/ stairclimbing/elliptical machines and weight training.
The DonJoy Vista Rehab Management System is an exercise monitor and motion evaluation system designed for use by individuals engaged in an exercise program as part of orthopedic rehabilitation of the lower extremity. The system provides biofeedback for individuals undergoing rehabilitation during exercise while creating documentation for clinicians. The system has three components: an instrumented leg brace, a handheld patient device, and clinician software. The software enables the clinician to
The DynaPort Move Monitor is an electronic motion evaluation system designed for use by rehabilitation researchers or therapists. This unit consists of a small lightweight case containing a tri-axial accelerometer, a USB connector for charging and communication, and a MicroSD card for raw data storage. The accelerometer is attached to an elastic strap and positioned on the lower back at the height of the second lumbar vertebra, which serves as an approximation of the body’s centre of mass. The s
The EMG Analyzer, models MA300-6, MA300-10, and MA300-16, is a gait analysis system designed for use in rehabilitation or physical therapy. This digital EMG and Footswitch system is available with six, ten, or sixteen EMG channels. The sixteen-channel system also provides four additional channels for research use. The frequency response on these additional channels, direct current (DC) to 150 Hertz (Hz), makes them suitable for EKG, goniometer, and pressure sensors. All models come with a lightw
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a custom adapted exercise system for an individual who has hemiplegia following stroke. For individuals who have had a stroke and now have reduced strength on one side can strengthen and re-stabilize should protraction through practiced movements using an exercise system. The system assists the individual retraining the brain to create new pathways damaged from the stroke. The traditional method of practicing shoulder protraction was not id
FlexTrak is a computer-based electronic motion evaluation system designed for the research laboratory, physical education department or sports facility. This fully-automated biomechanics device allows the user to define marker placements and reports specific to analysis needs. It features a computerized video system, real time data acquisition, fully automatic data input with two and three dimensional capability, and full color view of stick figures from any viewpoint. This system may be used in
FootTrak is an electronic motion evaluation system designed to measure supination and pronation during running or walking on a treadmill as compared to normal ranges. The efficacy of foot orthotics, shoe gear, and rehabilitation is automatically quantified and facilitates understanding of treatment techniques. The unit features a computerized video system, real time data acquisition, fully automatic data input with two and three dimensional capability, and full color view of stick figures from a
GaitTrak is an electronic motion evaluation system designed to measure angles and velocities of the hip, knee and ankle during walking. It then compares these values to norms. Information regarding cadence, stride length and gait symetry is also provided. A thorough gait analysis can be completed in 15 minutes. The unit features a computerized video system, real time data acquisition, fully automatic data input with two and three dimensional capability, and full color view of stick figures from
The IDEEA (Intelligent Device for Energy Expenditure & Activity) is an electronic motion evaluation system designed for use in gait analysis and physical activity monitoring. This portable system provides physical activity assessment, portable gait analysis, energy expenditure estimation, and functional capacity evaluation. It automatically recognizes more than 40 types of posture and gait, with 97 percent accuracy. Performance, functional capacity and body motion can be recorded, with detai
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: A prototype based on Toyota’s advance collision detection technology for cars has been developed by researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology for wheelchair users. The “Intelligent Wheelchair” has a set of cameras pointed in all directions mounted above the head of the rider to provide a complete 360-degree field of view. If the cameras detect potential hazards nearby, the wheelchair will slow down or come to a compl
KinTrak is a three-dimensional electronic motion evaluation system designed for the sports biomechanic researcher. It gathers and analyzes information from force plate and video cameras with user definable marker sets under a menu-driven format.
LiftTrak is a electronic motion evaluation system designed to functionally assess risk by determining compression forces during lifting, pushing, pulling, or setting down activities. It compares those forces to NIOSH lifting guidelines. Designing specific rehabilitation programs, pre-placement test and workstations can be accomplished easily and automatically. The unit features a computerized video system, real time data acquisition, fully automatic data input with two and three dimensional capa
HPM's Models BEP I, II, III, IV, V, and VII comprise a family of measurement tools designed to test standardized extremity and basic central processing performance measures. Each system consists of menu driven software, an interface unit that provides stimuli, a power supply, and manual. Responses are entered directly into the computer from the interface units. Data is then presented in both raw form and visual format. Data representing standardized reference populations is included. Performance
The Myomonitor Wireless EMG System is an electronic motion evaluation system designed for use in assessing muscular activity. Operating as either a wireless transmitter or an autonomous datalogger, this portable eight- or sixteen-channel EMG unit provides signal recordings in a full EMG bandwidth of 20 to 450 Herz using parallel-bar EMG sensor technology. The lightweight main unit can be worn by children or elderly adults, and can be used in applications requiring unrestricted movement with real
The MyoTrace 400 is an EMG feedback unit designed for use in biofeedback and clicical evaluation of movement, force, and muscle activity. This portable handheld unit operates with
two channels in stand alone mode and four channels in PC-mode. A wide variety of compatible plugin
sensors can be used to objectively evaluate the functional status of the musculo-skeletal system, including force transducers, goniometers, inclinometers, accelerometers, hand dynamometers and foot switches. Applications
OrthTrak is a three-dimensional orthopedic gait analysis system designed for clinical applications where full body analysis is necessary for diagnostic purposes. OrthoTrak may be added to any ExpertVision 3D system and can also integrate with EMG and force palte information. The unit features a computerized video system, real time data acquisition, fully automatic data input, and full color view of stick figures from any viewpoint.
PrimusRS is an assessment and evaluation system and arm and leg exerciser designed for use in physical therapy of individuals with upper or lower extremity disabilities. It provides multi-joint testing, orthopedic rehab, neuromuscular reeducation, and musculoskeletal training of the upper & lower extremities and the core. The system can be used to Evaluate, rehabilitate, and track progress with Isotonic, Isometric, Isokinetic, & CPM resistance modes. It supports evidence-based physiother
-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a powered orthosis designed to move a stroke patient's legs in response to feedback from the brain. Stroke treatment often includes therapists retraining a person's body by repeatedly lifting his or her legs, guiding them through a proper walking pattern. The European Union funded the CORBYS project, which aims to make such therapy easier by developing a powered orthosis to move the stroke patient's legs in response to feedback from the br
The RT3 Research Activity Monitor is an electronic motion evaluation system designed for use by researchers conducting a motion or fitness-related research study. This unit records and tracks study participants' caloric burns, activity, and kinetic energy expenditure, and provides accurate recording of energy expenditure in METs, calories or activity units. The unit comes with a docking station. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.1 x 2.8 x 2.2 inches (2 x 3.8 x 4.3 inches with holster).
Electronic motion evaluation system uses light emitting diodes (LED) to study body motion with greater accuracy than motion picture film. Diodes emit thousands of infrared pulses each second, which are recorded on a synchronized infrared sensitive camera and then plotted on a graph. This reduces complicated movement of any kind to a series of precise real-time measurements.
The Simulator II is an assessment and evaluation system designed for use as part of physical therapy of the upper extremity and hands. With measures in both isotonic and isometric modes, this system can replicate most upper extremity functional activities, including lifting, to support the evaluation of strength and functional capabilities. It comes with software with routines for extensive return-to-work assessments including Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs). Using this software, the the
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of an electronic glove which monitors post stroke patient progress while they play video games. Students at McGill University in Quebec, Canada have developed an electronic glove that can monitor how well people recovering from a stroke are playing video games. Sensors throughout the glove provide detailed information about hand motion, and the system can send the data to a physician or rehabilitation specialist. The glove can track the mov
SpineTrak is an electronic motion evaluation system designed to document the range and fluidity of motion during rotation, lateral bending and flexion-extension of the cervical, lumbar and thoraco-lumbar regions. It then compares performance to American Medical Association (AMA) standards. The unit features a computerized video system, real time data acquisition, fully automatic data input with two and three dimensional capability, and full color view of stick figures from any viewpoint.
The StepWatch is a gait analysis system designed for use by frail seniors or individuals with post-surgical mobility limitations, neurological disabilities, or stroke. The system includes one or more monitor units and a docking/software package (sold separately). Worn around the ankle, the monitor unit monitors and records continuously the number of steps per time interval over extended monitoring periods. The monitor unit can store step data for up to two months at one-minute intervals before r
-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype stroke rehabilitation system to guide individuals who have experienced a stroke through the rehabilitation process. Developed by Dr. John Heng and his PhD student Banerji Subhasis, at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, the new system known as the Synergistic Physio-Neuro Platform (SynPhNe) guides people who have experienced a stroke or brain injury through exercises, monitors their performance, and determine why they are unable to