Why Walking Pattern Analysis?


From the clinical point of view, gait analysis is necessary due to the following reasons:

  • Gait criteria for Pediatric orthopedic examination are required.
  • In Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine, the gait ability testing is closely related with dynamic balance testing.
  • Through the gait ability test, fall risk factors, Parkinson’s disease, hydrocephalus, and diabetes can be determined.

The policies of world’s health agencies are changing as follows:

  • The world-wide health and medical policy changes toward prevention and health-care activities from treatments and surgeries.
  • Instead of therapies after symptoms (passive ways), people prefer active prevention ways.

Recent requirements in medical fields are as follows:

  • Quantitative criteria must be prepared for gait ability test according to the increase of explosive concerns on walking exercise.
  • Clinical data and guidance criteria are urgent for improving gait habits.
  • Because it was difficult to acquire quantitative data, physicians usually performed surveys. If objective information for gait ability is acquired and displayed, preventive and health-care activities are to be enabled smoothly.

Walk in Smart Shoes

  • Walk on treadmill with shoes’ power on for one minute.
  • While walking, raw data for walking is delivered to the monitoring device via wireless communication.