Portable Biomechanical Analysis System Xsens

Model: 
Xsens

The portable system consists of three leading-edge components: The Xsens MTw Development kit, Noraxon Electromyography (EMG) and Bertec force plate. The system is both fully compatible with our Vicon laboratory equipment and usable anywhere, strengthening our research capabilities. The Xsens sensors measure human movement in 3D at a high frequency. Advanced mathematical algorithms are able to reconstruct a subject's underlying bone structure using the biomechanical model and trajectories of body segments. This allows for the calculation of joint angles in all three anatomical planes for the entire skeleton. This comprehensive numerical data provides a vast amount of detailed, objective and accurate information about human movement which can be used to interpret complex movement patterns of children and adults with disabilities or other neurological and orthopaedic conditions. 

Status: 
Available
Condition: 
New
Category: 
Other
Disciplines: 
Physical Rehabilitation, Movement Science, Bio-engineering, Orthopaedic surgery, Neurology, Prosthetics, Applied mathematics, Sports Science, Ergonomics
Life Expectancy: 
15years
Location
Faculty: 
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department: 
Physiotherapy Division/ FNB-3D Movement Analysis Laboratory
Francie van Zijl Drive
Tygerberg
7505

Contact Person/s

Name: Prof Quinette Louw
Phone: +27 21-911-0743
Email: qalouw@sun.ac.za
Estimated Cost and Availability
Internal: 
R1 300
Per Sample
External: 
R1 200
Private Sector: 
R1 200
Time Spent Researching: 
50
Time Spent Teaching: 
5
Time Spent Other: 
45

Grantholder

Title: Prof
First Name: Quinette
Last Name: Louw
Phone: +27 21-911-0743
Email: qalouw@sun.ac.za
Funding Information
Equipment Price: 
R1,072,444
Year of Acquisition: 
2013