Animal Gait

Animal Walkway System

Low profile floor walkway system that captures multiple sequential foot strikes of animals.

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Description

Walkway™ Features

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  • Customizable low profile floor mat system that captures multiple sequential steps for analysis of paw and hoof function and gait
  • Provides data for objective and quantified analysis that is used to answer clinical and research related questions
  • Modular design allows you to choose the system sensing area and sensor resolution
  • Provides automated calculation of an array of gait parameters
  • Identify asymmetries and pressure profile discrepancies between front and hind or left and right hooves/paws
  • Monitor improvements in strength and weight-bearing
  • Assess high or low pressures and deviated Center of Force trajectories due to lameness and perturbed gait
  • Several configurations available to allow for multiple hoof/paw strikes review 2D or 3D data
  • Low profile floor mat: 0.225 in (0.57 cm)

Benefits

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  • Automated calculation of gait parameters
  • Analyze the relationship between multiple foot strikes and save time on analysis
  • Speed healing time
  • Evaluate limb and hoof/paw vitality
  • Objective documentation of mobility issues

Synchronize pressure data with video to get the full picture with the Video Synch Software Add-on.

Applications

Versatile Applications

  • Study laminitis, osteoarthritis, and hip dysplasia
  • Quantify gait patterns over several strides
  • Identify asymmetries and pressure profile discrepancies between front and hind or left and right hooves/paws
  • Monitor improvements in strength and weight-bearing
  • Assess high or low pressures and deviated Center of Force trajectories due to lameness and perturbed gait

Numerous articles have been published regarding computerized animal gait analysis and its applications. Tekscan has compiled a list of these research publications in our Medical Bibliography.

Configuration

Walkway™ System Components

A Tekscan system consists of scanning electronics, software, and patented thin-film sensors. The Walkway™ system is configurable based on your application requirements.

Rat on the Very High Resolution Walkway 3 (VH3).Rat on the Very High Resolution Walkway 3 (VH3).

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

Sensors

Walkway™ Pressure Sensor Configurations

The standard resolution Walkway is appropriate for a variety of animals such as dogs, pigs and sheep.

Standard Resolution Walkway

The standard resolution Walkway™ is appropriate for a variety of animals such as dogs, pigs and sheep.

System Model Sensor Model (Qty) Dimensions # of Sensing Elements
WE2 or WV2 (2) 3150 or 3150e 87.2 x 36.9 cm
(34.3 x 14.5 in)
4,576
WE3 or WV3 (3) 3150 or 3150e 130.8 x 36.9 cm
(51.48 x 14.5 in)
6,864
WE4 or WV4 (4) 3150 or 3150e 174.4  x 36.9 cm
(68.6 x 14.5 in)
9,152
WE5 or WV5 (5) 3150 or 3150e 218.0 x 36.9 cm
(85.8 x 14.5 in)
11,440
WE6 or WV6 (6) 3150 or 3150e 261.5  x 36.9 cm
(103.0 x 14.5 in)
13,728

Walkway for Cat

High Resolution Walkway

The High Resolution Walkway is suitable for smaller animals.

System Model Sensor Model (Qty) Dimensions # of Sensing Elements
HRV2 (2) 7101 or 7101e 97.5  x 44.7 cm
(38.4 x 17.60 in)
16,704
HRV3 (3) 7101 or 7101e 146.3 x 44.7 cm
(57.6 x 17.60 in)
25,056
HRV4 (4) 7101 or 7101e 195.1 x 44.7 cm
(76.8 x 17.60 in)
33,408
HRV5 (5) 7101 or 7101e 243.8 x 44.7 cm
(96.0x 17.60 in)
42,240
HRV6 (6) 7101 or 7101e 292.6 x 44.7 cm
(115.20 x 17.60 in.)
50,688

Walkway for Rats

Very High Resolution Walkway

The Very High Resolution Walkway is suitable for small animals, such as mice and rats.

System Model Sensor Model (Qty) Dimensions # of Sensing Elements
VH2 (2) 5101 22.4 x 11.2 cm
(8.80 x 4.40 in)
3,872
VH3 (3) 5101 33.5 x 11.2 cm
(13.20 x 4.40 in)
5,808
VH4 (4) 5101 44.7 x 11.2 cm
(17.60 x 4.40 in)

7,744

*E is for Evolution™ electronics (100 Hz max scanning) and V is for VersaTek™ electronics (440 Hz max scanning).

What are VersaTek™ and Evolution™ electronics?

Evolution and VersaTek electronics connect to the sensor, gather the data from the sensor, and then process and send this data to your computer via USB connection. When you choose a system that uses VersaTek electronics, it is possible to share electronics for other Tekscan systems to reduce your costs.

Software

Walkway™ Software Features

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  • Ability to detect strike patterns for four-legged and two-legged animals
  • Automatic calculation of gait parameters and display in tables
    • Gait Table: Shows key values for an entire gait cycle
    • Gait Cycle Table & Stance-Stride Table: Provides individual data for the left front, left hind, right front and right hind paw/hoof
    • Symmetry Table: Provides a symmetry score (or index) between front and hind, and left and right sides (in %)
  • Display 2D and 3D real-time and recorded data
  • Automatic stance and paw strike detection
  • Display of averaged peak pressure profile for multiple selected hoof/paw strikes
  • Gait curve, peak pressure, integral and impulse are displayed in Force vs. Time graph
  • Side-by-side comparisons of pre- and post-treatment conditions
  • Pressure profiles can be shared with others in *.avi format
  • Frame by frame, single, and multi-stance phase displays
  • Display Center of Force and its trajectory

Add-ons

Software Add-Ons

Optional software add-ons can be purchased for an additional cost. A software development kit is also available that enables you to build your own applications.