Medical and healthcare

Gait Trainer — portable gait monitoring system for rehabilitation

London Knee Clinic, Bath Institute of Medical Engineering, European Technology for Business

Monitoring gait – the way that someone walks – is the best way to assess progress after joint surgery or to help elderly people avoid injuring themselves in falls, but the equipment needed to do it tends to be large, expensive and confined to specialist gait laboratories.

Therefore, most patients don’t have the benefit of full gait analysis and clinicians have to rely on relatively crude methods involving visual inspection and simply asking the patient how they are getting on.