Walkway System for Animal Gait Analysis

Animal Strideway System

Modular pressure measurement walkway for animal gait analysis.

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Description

Simplify Animal Gait Analysis with Strideway™

Quickly and easily get all the data you need to accurately assess gait of animals, lameness and evaluate treatments with Strideway™. Pressure data can provide incredible insights into factors affecting animal gait, which might otherwise go unnoticed.

Animal Gait Analysis System

Table provides quick insights into symmetry between limbs.Table provides quick insights into symmetry between limbs.

  • Modular platform captures multiple paw strikes in a single pass
  • Observe and quantify lameness in cats and dogs
  • Automatically detects paw strikes with labels for left or right and number stances from first to last
  • Evaluate pressure and force per limb
  • Symmetry score between limbs
  • Provides key gait cycle parameters: cadence, velocity, distance
  • Low profile platform reduces risk of tripping
  • Quick set-up and data collection process

Applications

Objective Gait Assessments with Strideway

Notice the significantly lower force in left hind leg (teal trace) indicating an issue or lameness.Notice the significantly lower force in left hind leg (teal trace) indicating an issue or lameness.

The Strideway™ provides objective information to research, identify problem areas and asymmetries, treat, assess and monitor treatment effectiveness for dogs and cats.

  • Quickly identify lameness in limbs with symmetry scores
  • Get insights into pressure profile discrepancies between front and hind or left and right paws
  • Evaluate pre-and post-intervention changes
  • Monitor improvements in strength and weight-bearing
  • Document mobility issues

Configuration

Strideway™ System Components

Strideway™ is a modular gait analysis system available in lengths from 1-5 meters long. This system includes the embedded scanning electronics, software, and patented thin-film sensors. With simply two cords, one power cord and one USB cord per system, set up is streamlined and efficient.

The system comes with 2 end caps to ensure the animals reach their comfortable gait prior to capturing the data. This eliminates the need to discard steps or clean up the data in post data collection analysis.

Strideway is modular up to 5m. A 4 tile system is shown here.Strideway is modular up to 5m. A 4 tile system is shown here.

Top view of Strideway 4.Top view of Strideway 4.

* Components depend on system configuration. Additional items may be included with your system purchase.

Award Winning Technology

R&D 100 Finalist Medal

Strideway was selected as a finalist in the 2018 R&D 100 Technology awards. The R&D 100 Awards honor the latest and best innovations, identifying the top technology products of the past year. Since 1963, the R&D 100 Awards have identified revolutionary technologies introduced to the market. For more information visit their website.

Sensors

Strideway™ Pressure Sensor Configuration

Strideway systems cannot be used for animals with hooves. It is ideal for use with dogs and cats.

  Standard Resolution
 

High Resolution
 

Subject Minimum Weight 11.34 kg (25 lbs) 4.53 kg (10 lbs)
Breeds Medium to giant dogs Small to giant dogs
System Model SRSW2 - SRSW8 HRSW2 - HRSW8
Sensor Model 3160 3164
Resolution 0.968 senselsTM/cm2
6.25 sensels/in2
3.88 sensels/cm2
25.00 sensels/in2
# of Sensing
Elements per Tile
4,096 16,256

Models

The Strideway is available in a number of standard lengths.

Model Active Sensing Area Overall Dimensions
with End Tiles
Strideway 2 0.65 x 1.3 m
2.1 x 4.3 ft
0.91 x 2.60 m
3.0 x 8.5 ft
Strideway 3 0.65 x 1.95 m
2.1 x 6.4 ft
0.91 x 3.25 m
3.0 x 10.7 ft
Strideway 4 0.65 x 2.60 m
2.1 x 8.5 ft
0.91 x 3.90 m
3.0 x 12.8 ft
Strideway 5 0.65 x 3.25 m
2.1 x 10.7 ft
0.91 x 4.55 m
3.0 x 14.9 ft
Strideway 6 0.65 x 3.90 m
2.1 x 12.8 ft
0.91 x 5.20 m
3.0 x 17.1 ft
Strideway 7 0.65 x 4.55 m
2.1 x 14.9 ft
0.91 x 5.85 m
3.0 x 19.2 ft
Strideway 8 0.65 x 5.20 m
2.1 x 17.1 ft
0.91 x 6.50 m
3.0 x 21.3 ft

Strideway fits into a case for easy storage and transportation.Strideway fits into a case for easy storage and transportation.

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Software

Simplified Data for Gait Analysis with Strideway Software

Actionable gait information is displayed in a variety of ways including graphs, pressure profiles, tables or charts to allow for rapid identification of asymmetries, lameness or treatment effectiveness.Synchronize with video for a complete picture.Synchronize with video for a complete picture.

  • Accurate spatial, temporal, and kinetic parameters
  • Plantar pressure measurements and force data
  • Display of averaged peak pressure profile for multiple selected paw strikes
  • Automatic stance and paw strike detection
  • Side-by-side comparisons of pre- and post-treatment conditions

Automatic calculation of gait parameters

One click of the mouse generates tables that provide a clear visual display of gait parameters.

  • Tables provide step, stance and timing insights for each paw and differences between limbs
  • Symmetry Table: Provides a symmetry score (or index) between limbs (in %)
  • Evaluate relative or absolute force and contact area for time of recording
  • Display Center of Force and its trajectory

Strike boxes automatically identify front and hind limbs, as well as left vs. right limbs.Strike boxes automatically identify front and hind limbs, as well as left vs. right limbs.

  • Display 2D and 3D real-time and recorded data
  • Synchronize with video for a complete picture
  • Import and export client movie files

Strideway systems are compatible with 64-bit operating systems only.  All Tekscan software works with current Windows® based operating systems. To view the complete computer requirements click here.

The software is available in several language including Spanish, French, and German. View software languages available.