Animal Gait

High Resolution Animal Walkway System

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

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Description

Animal Gait Analysis Systems

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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
  • 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
  • Available in a variety of standard sizes to allow for multiple hoof/paw strikes

Benefits

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  • Save time with automated calculation of gait parameters
  • Analyze the relationship between multiple foot strikes 
  • Evaluate limb and hoof/paw vitality
  • Objective documentation of mobility issues and progress in rehabilitation 

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

Gait Analysis Solutions for Small or Large Animals

A rat walks across the High Resolution Walkway specially designed for rodents in the video above. 

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

High Resolution Walkway™ System Components

A Tekscan system consists of scanning electronics, software, and patented thin-film sensors. The High Resolution 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.

System Options

High Resolution Walkway - Mid sized animals

This walkway can be used for a variety of animals including felines, canines, poultry and mid sized hooved animals, such as sheep and pigs. It is recommended that you use a Neoprene cover when testing animals with hooves.  

System Model Sensor Model (Qty) Active Sensing Area # 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
HRV7 (7) 7101 OR  7101e 341.4 x 44.7 cm
(134.4 x 17.6 in)
59,136

Walkway for Rats

Very High Resolution Walkway - Small Rodents

This walkway is specially designed for evaluating very small animals, such as rats and guinea pigs. 

System Model Sensor Model (Qty) Active Sensing Area # 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

 

MatScan XL - Large Animal 

The MatScan XL is designed for larger hooved animals, such as cows or horses.  

System Model Sensor Model (Qty) Active Sensing Area # of Sensing Elements
MXLE2 (2) 5400N

176.8 x 57.8 cm 
(69.61 x 22.76 in)

3,536

 

 

Software

Research Validated Software 

Tekscan's Animal Walkway software is specially designed to detect the differences in strike patterns between four-legged or two-legged subjects.  The software is compatible with current Windows based operating systems. 

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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.