Biomechanics Solutions

Summit Medical and Scientific represent state-of-the-art biomechanics equipment for all your research needs, including gait analysis, orthopaedics, podiatry, sports science, strength and conditioning, rehabilitation and more.

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We are proud to supply the latest technology to gait labs, universities, hospitals, clinics, sports clubs and military facilities across the UK.

“Summit Medical and Scientific has equipped us with and installed 6 AMTI force plates that are used for biomechanical testing. Working with Summit is very straight forward and I never have had to wait long for a quote or any advice on how to use or install force plates. All-in-all, the Sports Surgery Clinic has only had positive experiences with Summit and I can only recommend them.” 

– Dr. Chris Richter, Head of Research and Development at Sports Surgery Clinic, Dublin.

Force Plates and Multi-Axis Force Measurement

Setting the industry standard

We have been proud to have partnered with AMTI, the global leader in multi-axis force measurement and testing solutions, for over 20 years.

AMTI’s best-in-industry calibration guarantees customers the highest level of accuracy. They are the only force plate manufacturer to meet ASTM’s “Standard Test Method for Verification of Multi-Axis Force Measuring Platforms”, which establishes a global precedence for force plate verification. This guarantees that all AMTI customers are receiving the highest level of precision, reliability and accuracy over the entire working surface of their force plate.

We’re pleased to offer a wide range of force plates in a variety of sizes and capacities, as well as portable options, custom builds for specialist applications, and force platforms for equine and veterinary uses. The force plates can either be used individually, or in a variety of configurations in order to collect multiple footsteps.

Multi-axis force measurement systems

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AMTI AccuGait-Optimized

The AccuGait-Optimized (ACG-O) is AMTI’s portable solution for quantifying human gait and balance.

Box Icon AMTI AccuPower-Optimized

AMTI AccuPower-Optimized

AMTI’s AccuPower-Optimized (ACP-O) multi-axis force platform is a portable solution for jump, drop landing, squat analysis and more.

Box Icon AMTI AccuSway-Optimized

AMTI AccuSway-Optimized

The portable AccuSway-Optimized (ACS-O) is perfect for on-the-go balance assessments and training.

Box Icon AMTI Canes, Crutches and Walker Sensors

AMTI Canes, Crutches and Walker Sensors

These sensors are specifically designed for the precise measurement of the forces and moments transmitted through walkers, canes and crutches.

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AMTI Custom and Special Designs

These bespoke force plates are tailor-made to your requirements, including waterproof systems and glass-top platforms.

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AMTI Filler Force Plates

We supply AMTI filler force plates in quarter, half and full length sizes to create the optimum custom set-up.

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AMTI Force Plate Stairs

AMTI’s force platform stairway has been designed in response to clinical patient requests to improve their gait while going up and down stairs.

Box Icon AMTI Force/Torque Sensors

AMTI Force/Torque Sensors

AMTI’s multi-axis load cells (multi-axis transducers) are ideal whenever it is important to measure forces and moments in three dimensions.

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AMTI HE6x6

The HE6x6 is a compact, portable force platform for quantifying very low loads.

Box Icon AMTI Multi-Axis Wear-Testing Machines

AMTI Multi-Axis Wear-Testing Machines

These simulate human joint motion, for the purpose of testing and evaluating prosthetic devices prior to clinical use.

Box Icon AMTI Optima Biomechanics Measurement System

AMTI Optima Biomechanics Measurement System

AMTI’s Biomechanics Measurement System (Optima-BMS) is Optima technology in the most affordable package.

Box Icon AMTI Optima Human Performance System

AMTI Optima Human Performance System

AMTI's ground-breaking development in force technology offers a 10-fold improvement over any other force platform available on the market.

Box Icon AMTI Optima Medical Measurement System

AMTI Optima Medical Measurement System

The Optima-MMS is the only medical force plate on the EU market and is a certified Class 1m Medical Device.

Box Icon AMTI Optima Special Purpose Series

AMTI Optima Special Purpose Series

The Optima-SPS allows activities on the top surface of the force plate to be viewed and recorded from the underside.

Treadmills

Training and evaluating gait and balance

We supply state-of-the-art force-measuring treadmills for the training, evaluation and assessment for gait, balance and stability. Instrumented treadmills allow you to capture multiple footsteps across a longer distance than force plates, and measure gait parameters such as step length, width, frequency and symmetry. You can even introduce perturbations for dynamic testing, or mimic tripping and slipping, in a safe environment.

We can offer single and dual-belt treadmills, with or without safety harnesses, and with or without body weight support.

We also offer a range of gait analysis software to make the most of the data you acquire, and our more complex systems can include motion capture , EMG, and real time virtual reality feedback.

Optimise sports performance, evaluate rehabilitation after injury, or simulate real-world experiences with immersive virtual reality – we will work with you to find the treadmill best suited for your needs.

Our state-of-the-art multi-sensory rehabilitation treadmill systems can be used for clinical analysis, research and immersive physical therapy using virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR).

For example, the Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN, pictured right) combines 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 and surround sound, and uses game elements and immersive interactions to engage the subject within a real time feedback loop.

The CAREN is used by some of the UK’s leading facilities including the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) and the Brain and Spinal Injury Centre (BASIC).

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Our treadmills

Box Icon AMTI Mobius Treadmill

AMTI Mobius Treadmill

AMTI's treadmills can be with or without incline, and are a compact dual-belt end-to-end force sensing treadmill.

Box Icon Hocoma Lokomat

Hocoma Lokomat

Relearn how to walk from the beginning with the Lokomat, a robotic-assisted therapy solution that enables intensive gait training.

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Motek C-Mill

The C-Mill is an augmented and virtual reality instrumented single belt treadmill, used for the evaluation and training of impaired gait and balance.

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Motek CAREN

The Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) is the world’s most advanced biomechanics laboratory using augmented and virtual reality.

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Motek GRAIL

The GRAIL (Gait Realtime Analysis Interactive Lab) is a dedicated solution for gait analysis and training in challenging conditions to improve gait patterns.

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Motek M-Gait

The M-Gait is a modular 3D instrumented dual-belt treadmill which can have various upgrades to improved the functionality of your set-up.

Box Icon Treadmetrix Treadmills

Treadmetrix Treadmills

Treadmetrix's high speed single and dual belt instrumented force treadmills can be purchased with or without incline capacity for powerful gait analysis.

Virtual Reality Systems

Customers like Cardiff University and the Brain and Spinal Injury Centre use our virtual reality treadmill systems for innovative PTSD treatment, called Modular Motion-assisted Memory Desensitisation and Reconsolidation (3MDR).

3MDR is based on virtual reality exposure therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, embedded within a novel context whereby the patient walks on a treadmill whilst interacting with a series of self-selected images that are displayed on a large screen and relate to the patient’s past traumas. It aims to reduce cognitive avoidance while concurrently promoting engagement with therapy.

Virtual reality systems

Box Icon Motek CAREN

Motek CAREN

The Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) is the world’s most advanced biomechanics laboratory using augmented and virtual reality.

Box Icon Motek C-Mill

Motek C-Mill

The C-Mill is an augmented and virtual reality instrumented single belt treadmill, used for the evaluation and training of impaired gait and balance.

Box Icon Motek GRAIL

Motek GRAIL

The GRAIL (Gait Realtime Analysis Interactive Lab) is a dedicated solution for gait analysis and training in challenging conditions to improve gait patterns.

Box Icon Motek HERO Solution

Motek HERO Solution

The HERO Solution, developed by Motek and in cooperation with Monitored Rehab Systems, is a 5-system solution for complete functional movement rehabilitation.

Box Icon Motek M-Gait

Motek M-Gait

The M-Gait is a modular 3D instrumented dual-belt treadmill which can have various upgrades to improved the functionality of your set-up.

Body weight support

If your patients are unable to walk, stand or move unaided, we have a range of Body Weight Support systems – from vertical unloading for gait, balance and transfer training, to supporting the whole arm from shoulder to hand for upper limb therapy.

This allows rehabilitation to start early in a safe environment, and reduces the number of therapists required and physical strain on the therapist. Patients aren’t restricted by the limitations of conventional therapy, and can practice a wide variety of movements.

These devices are support-as-needed and can be completely tailored to each patient, allowing them to progress and achieve therapy goals.

For research purposes, you can use overground or overhead body weight support, or upper limb weight support, for a wide range of projects and studies.

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Body weight support devices

Box Icon Hocoma Andago

Hocoma Andago

The Andago is the world’s first free-moving mobile gait robotic device combined with a body weight support system.

Box Icon Hocoma ArmeoPower

Hocoma ArmeoPower

The ArmeoPower is a highly advanced arm and hand rehabilitation device for early-stage patients, even before they develop active movement.

Box Icon Hocoma ArmeoSpring

Hocoma ArmeoSpring

The ArmeoSpring features an adjustable exoskeleton which supports the whole arm, from shoulder to hand, and counterbalances the weight of the patient’s arm.

Box Icon Hocoma Lokomat

Hocoma Lokomat

Relearn how to walk from the beginning with the Lokomat, a robotic-assisted therapy solution that enables intensive gait training.

Box Icon Motek RYSEN

Motek RYSEN

The RYSEN is the next generation of 3D body weight support systems, assisting patients in an all-directional, assist as-needed capacity.

Box Icon Motek C-Mill

Motek C-Mill

The C-Mill is an augmented and virtual reality instrumented single belt treadmill, used for the evaluation and training of impaired gait and balance.

Box Icon Motek GRAIL

Motek GRAIL

The GRAIL (Gait Realtime Analysis Interactive Lab) is a dedicated solution for gait analysis and training in challenging conditions to improve gait patterns.

Box Icon Motek M-Gait

Motek M-Gait

The M-Gait is a modular 3D instrumented dual-belt treadmill which can have various upgrades to improved the functionality of your set-up.

Plantar Pressure Measurement

Optimise research, athletic performance and patient comfort with plantar pressure measurement. Plantar pressure mapping has become a crucial part of gait assessments and analysis, and helps clinicians and researchers understand the complex interaction between the rearfoot, midfoot, and forefoot joints – particularly where there is pain and injury.

Gain insights for human performance or biomechanics research with accurate plantar pressure and gait data and advanced analysis tools, including insoles, walkways and stance pads by XSENSOR.

Our gait and motion research insoles allow sports performance coaches, shoe designers and podiatry clinicians to acquire the most accurate plantar pressure and gait data in any test environment.

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Devices for plantar pressure measurement

Box Icon XSENSOR Stance Pad

XSENSOR Stance Pad

Evaluate static or dynamic high-resolution, in-the-field lab quality data with XSENSOR's easy-to-use portable stance pad

Box Icon XSENSOR Walkway Sensor

XSENSOR Walkway Sensor

XSENSOR’s Walkway Sensor provides an accurate way to analyse and evaluate striding, walking, and running gait and plantar pressure data.

Box Icon XSENSOR X4

XSENSOR X4

The X4 Foot & Gait Measurement System offers the most accurate plantar pressure and gait data in any test environment.

EMG and IMU Sensors

Electromyography (EMG) and inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensors can be used during motion and gait analysis, and for functional diagnoses. EMG can also be used as a control signal for prosthetic devices.

We are pleased to stock state-of-the-art EMG and IMUs by Cometa for gait analysis, including wireless, mini and waterproof systems. These are fully compatible with software provided free of charge to acquire up to 32 channels of EMG or IMU data simultaneously, view and replay inertial data, and export and report all analyses.

Cometa’s technologies ensure high signal quality and integration capabilities, and their systems can be used for heavy duty applications where dirt, sweat and other imperfections could compromise other devices.

EMG and IMU sensors

Box Icon Cometa Mini Wave

Cometa Mini Wave

The Cometa Mini Wave is currently the smallest EMG transmitter in the world, weighing only 7 grams.

Box Icon Cometa Mini Wave Infinity

Cometa Mini Wave Infinity

The Mini Wave Infinity is a state-of-the-art wireless EMG and data logger and is an evolution of the Mini Wave.

Box Icon Cometa Mini Wave Waterproof

Cometa Mini Wave Waterproof

This special version of the Mini Wave Infinity is fully waterproof, allowing the acquisition of EMG signal underwater.

Box Icon Cometa PicoEMG

Cometa PicoEMG

Similar to the Mini Wave Infinity, the PicoEMG features minimalist design, improved battery life, smaller size, integrated accelerometer and on-board memory.

Box Icon Cometa Wave Plus EMG

Cometa Wave Plus EMG

The Wave Plus wireless EMG system has been designed to be the best wireless EMG system in the world.

Box Icon Cometa WaveTrack IMU

Cometa WaveTrack IMU

The WaveTrack Inertial System is the ultimate solution for inertial motion tracking, and is the smallest wireless IMU transmitter in the world.

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