Vantage is Vicon’s flagship range of cameras. The sensors have resolutions of 5, 8 and 16 megapixels, with sample rates up to 2000Hz – this allows you to capture fast movements with very high accuracy. The cameras also have built-in temperature and bump sensors, as well as a clear display, to warn you if cameras have moved physically or due to thermal expansion. High-powered LEDs and sunlight filters mean that the Vantage is also the best choice for outdoor use and large volumes.
Vicon Nexus has been designed for the requirements and workflow of Life Science users. Data recording and processing can be fully customized to fit your requirements (for example by including your own marker sets and biomechanical models), and then automated so that routine tasks require only a mouse click. Data is hierarchically organized in the data management, and direct interfaces to MATLAB and Python allow data to be processed without the need to export and import data files.
The Cometa Pico (EMG) sensors are small, light-weight and have on-board storage to allow measurements in the field. Easy to attach and easy to charge, the long battery life, the high signal-to-noise ratio and the wireless range are other features that make the aktos the best EMG system on the market today.
Despite the emerging popularity of powerwalking in the fitness scene, there are no movement-analytical studies on the topic. Power walking is a good and easy option for cardiopulmonary endurance training and strengthening. It is also gentler on the joints than jogging. The arm swing echoes the contralateral leg and pelvic movement during walking and is coordinated exactly diagonally with the leg movement. In public spaces, sloping levels such as pavement edges often have to be dealt with.
Studies of kinematics and kinetics at different walking speeds do not address the specifics of power walking. Aim of the Power Walking project:
New findings on the vertical and horizontal Ground reaction force at the foot touchdown point in power walking compared to walking and jogging, and the distance from the lateral malleolus to the centre of mass in initial contact.
Influence of the Cross Slope on the amplitude of the arm movement and the leg-arm coordination of the cross slope.
The results of the pilot study give first indications that Powerwalking can be a joint-friendly alternative to jogging. The results depend on the individual running style of the test person.
In power walking, Cross Slope leads to the adaptation of the The arm movement in size and temporal coordination. Therapeutic exercises on Cross Slope supports help to prepare for walking in everyday life. The project was realised within the framework of several physiotherapy bachelor theses with the Bern University of Applied Sciences location Münchenstein and presented at the Swiss Physiotherapy Congress 2016.