Locomotion and Gait Analysis
Kinematic and kinetic data acquisition systems are configured for companion and equine animals, and for research studies. A 3-D kinematic data acquisition and analysis system including eight VICON MX optical cameras is synchronized with dual Kistler force plates configure for canine use. Gait trials are processed with Peak Motus and Acquire software. Electromyography is acquired using a fully wireless 8-channel Noraxon DTS system. Dual Photron Fastcam high-speed video cameras and dual equine force plates allow for kinematic and kinetic data capture for large animals in outdoor conditions. A custom instrumented force-sensing horseshoe and tri-axial accelerometer allows for capture of all components of force and acceleration in other environments.