The Orthopaedic Research Institute at Bournemouth University have published their latest research, reporting a comprehensive experimental methodology on two technologies to measure lower limb biomechanics.

This research uses the Gait Realtime Analysis Interactive Lab (GRAIL) developed by Motek.


Biomechanical analysis techniques are useful in the study of human movement. The aim of this study was to introduce a technique for the lower limb biomechanical assessment in healthy participants using commercially available systems. Separate protocols were introduced for the gait analysis and muscle strength testing systems. To ensure maximum accuracy for gait assessment, attention should be given to the marker placements and self-paced treadmill acclimatisation time. Similarly, participant positioning, a practice trial, and verbal encouragement are three critical stages in muscle strength testing. The current evidence suggests that the methodology outlined in this article may be effective for the assessment of lower limb biomechanics.

Click here to view this research, which has been published today in JoVEJournal.