Motek Knowledge Platform: Gait Perturbation Research using the CAREN
In this report, Dr. McCrum shares his PhD research where he has used the CAREN Extended.
The Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) is the world’s most advanced biomechanics laboratory, combining a motion platform with six degrees of freedom, an instrumented force plate dual belt treadmill, motion capture, high speed video, D-Flow software, virtual reality (VR) and surround sound.
Dr. McCrum says: “Use it or lose it! Or is it lose it to improve it? For improving reactive balance, the latter seems to be the case! The ability to apply controlled mechanical perturbations to gait allows a task specific approach to understanding and improving balance and falls risk, as we have been investigating in Maastricht the last few years. In this report, I will give an overview of my PhD research using the CAREN Extended.”