The Netherlands-based 3-D motion tracking company that gave the potty-mouthed teddy bear its moves in the movie Ted has announced the introduction of demonstrators for gait and shoulder analysis. The products developed by Xsens (Enschede) combine its wireless motion tracker development kit with scientifically validated ISEO and Outwalk protocols. Published by Inail, the protocols are based on inertial sensor technology for upper limb and gait analysis.
The demonstrators, which enable rapid analysis of upper and lower limb motion, have been made available to a select number of research institutes, hospitals, healthcare manufacturers and insurance providers around the globe.
Ottobock, the global leader in prosthetics, is among the early adopters. Janos Kalmar, Program Manager, Upper Extremity Prosthetics, commented in a press release: “We supply top-of-the-range prostheses, and now use this new technology to prove the value of our prostheses to the hospitals, insurance companies and most importantly, of course, to the user.”Norbert Sparrow