Lateral forces | Biomechanics | Science Update

gaitway 3d
01 Jun 2020

As a new feature, we will keep you posted regularly on the most recent research and relevant scientific publications – the h/p/cosmos science update!

The h/p/cosmos gaitway® 3d instrumented treadmill is one of the most accurate tools available and enables the measurement of ground reaction forces, torques and pressure at the same time! Our system enables a large variety of applications and topics in science. In a new research project from the UCLouvain - Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium, the researchers compared selected running parameters while running against traction resistance or on a slope.

This is a more fundamental research to better understand running energetics and existing models (e.g. spring-mass model).

Our gaitway® 3d measures the ground reaction forces (GRF) on a highly accurate level on one big running surface - without split belt. Furthermore the patented h/p/cosmos robowalk® and robomove® pulley can apply forces (traction resistance) equal to the setup in this research.

Want to know more? Get in touch with Dr. Björn Zimmermann for a more detailed insight!

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Source: Mesquita, R. M., Dewolf, A. H., Catavitello, G., Osgnach, C., di Prampero, P. E., & Willems, P. A. (2020). The bouncing mechanism of running against hindering, or with aiding traction forces: a comparison with running on a slope. European Journal of Applied Physiology. doi:10.1007/s00421-020-04379-