Gait analysis

Gait analysis is an important part of the diagnosis and treatment of patients with various orthopaedic, neurological or other problems. The detailed examination of the gait pattern can provide valuable insights for developing targeted interventions to improve mobility and reduce pain.

AI-supported gait analysis via app

What are the benefits of a gait analysis?

Gait analysis plays a decisive role in the assessment of foot, knee or hip problems, particularly in the field of orthopaedics. Orthopaedic gait analysis provides important information about imbalances or misalignments that can affect the gait pattern. Based on the results of such an analysis, customized treatment plans and aids can be developed to improve the functionality and resilience of the affected joints.

Gait analysis earlier

Marker-based gait analysis

Manual angle measurement with the goniometer works exclusively on a static, two-dimensional plane and is considered to be quite subjective.

Marker-based gait analysis uses markers applied to the subject's skin in combination with a camera system. This allows dynamic, three-dimensional movement analyses to be carried out, but the application is complex and the equipment is expensive.

Other relevant forms of classic gait analysis are simple visual observation and kinetic analyses.

Gait analysis today

Gait analysis with Orthelligent® VISION

Image recognition is an advanced technology that makes it possible to accurately capture, analyze and document movements and joint angles during gait. This state-of-the-art method allows users to understand biomechanical aspects of gait with unprecedented precision. This can be done quickly and easily via an app.

Orthelligent® VISION supports experts in documenting the findings of the gait analysis in a structured manner and creating individual therapy plans. No other accessories are required in addition to the app and the patient can be analyzed while wearing clothing, whether in the practice, clinic or sports hall.

What can Orthelligent® VISION do?

More information about gait analysis (FAQs)

Gait analysis is important to examine and understand different aspects of walking. It can help to identify problems or limitations in gait patterns that may be caused by injury, disease or neurological disorders. By analyzing the gait, therapists and doctors can also evaluate the effectiveness of treatments and therapies and recommend appropriate measures to improve the gait pattern. In addition, gait analysis can help to reduce the risk of falls and improve patients' mobility and quality of life.

Gait analyses are usually carried out by physiotherapists, orthopaedists, neurologists, sports scientists or specialized professionals. They are aimed at people with different needs and health conditions, including

  • People with injuries: Gait assessments can help to understand the impact of injuries on gait patterns and develop appropriate rehabilitation interventions.

  • People with neurological disorders: People with neurological conditions such as stroke, Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis can benefit from gait analysis to identify problems in gait patterns and receive appropriate therapies.

  • Athletes: Athletes can use gait analysis to improve their running technique and minimize the risk of injury.

  • People with orthopaedic problems: Individuals with foot, knee or hip problems can benefit from gait analysis to identify imbalances or misalignments and take appropriate action to correct them.

  • Older people: A gait analysis can help older people to reduce the risk of falls and maintain their mobility and independence.

Overall, a gait analysis is aimed at people of all ages and physical conditions who want to improve their gait pattern or who have health problems that affect their walking.

Patients generally have to bear the costs of a gait analysis themselves, as statutory health insurance companies do not cover them. These start in the double-digit euro range.

Therapists/medical practitioners/sports scientists:
A low six-figure sum should be budgeted for a reputable gait laboratory with appropriate equipment. The Orthelligent® VISION app is significantly cheaper here.

What does Orthelligent® VISION cost?

A gait analysis can be carried out in various facilities. Orthopaedic clinics, medical supply stores, rehabilitation centers or specialized movement laboratories often offer gait analyses. It is advisable to contact a doctor or physiotherapist to obtain recommendations for suitable facilities in the vicinity or to have a precise gait analysis carried out directly on site via the AI app.

The ground contact of the feet plays an essential role in gait analysis. This occurs several times within a single gait cycle. Our app uses AI to analyze every single gait parameter within these gait cycles. This also includes the contact of the feet with the ground.

This decision should be made by a doctor or expert, depending on the occasion and the problem. Because a gait with shoes inevitably leads to different results than without shoes. This is the case with every gait analysis.

People could make a conscious effort not to make certain movements. However, as walking in healthy people is an automatic movement that the person does not have to think about, it is almost impossible to consciously change the gait pattern over several gait cycles. This is where modern AI-supported systems come in: Not just one, but a large number of gait cycles are analyzed.

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