Published in Medical Patent Business Week, September 30th, 2005
The patent, U.S. No. 6,899,686, entitled "Method and Apparatus for Monitoring Locomotion Kinematics in Ambulating Animals," covers instrumentation and methodology for gait analysis by imaging the ventral view of subjects walking on a transparent treadmill belt.
Gait analysis is the process of quantification and interpretation of locomotion. In humans, gait analysis is extensively used to quantify how a patient walks, and to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders.
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