The Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) is the world’s most advanced biomechanics lab, and is being used by some of the best clinical and research facilities such as the Brain and Spinal Injury Centre (BASIC) and the state-of-the-art Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC). View the latest videos taken at the CAREN training sessions at the DNRC here.
Developed by Motek, the CAREN is a versatile, multi-sensory system used for clinical analysis, rehabilitation, evaluation and training of human movement, balance and gait.
The CAREN combines a motion platform with six degrees of freedom, an instrumented dual belt treadmill, motion capture, high speed video, D-Flow software, virtual reality (VR) and surround sound, and uses game elements and immersive interactions to engage the subject within a real time feedback loop.
The CAREN can be used in many different types of research and clinical rehabilitation, ranging from neurological and musculoskeletal disorders, amputees, brain and spinal injuries, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, military veterans, and return-to-sport rehabilitation.
There are two different configurations available, which can be tailored to your specific needs:
This features a dual-belt instrumented treadmill which is mounted on the motion base. There is also a cylindrical virtual reality projection screen which allows wider peripheral vision scope of up to 180 degrees. This is bespoke for balance and all gait applications.
CAREN High End
This model is the most advanced set up, featuring a 360 degrees dome for a fully-immersive virtual reality experience and a dual belt mounted instrumented treadmill. Again, this is bespoke for all balance and gait applications.
Every CAREN can be upgraded in terms of kinetic and kinematic add-ons, wireless EMG, tailored motion capture suits, data gloves, head mounted systems, haptic systems, heart rate measurement systems, energy consumption systems, pressure measurement systems, and other device integrations using the D-Flow software.