Gait Lab

Gait Analysis Laboratory System

The RCH is home to the Hugh Williamson Gait Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility for the assessment and analysis of walking disorders in children.

The Gait Laboratory plays a crucial role in the long term rehabilitation and care of patients across the hospital, and thanks to support from the Good Friday Appeal, patients will soon benefit from upgrades across the laboratory.

At this world-leading facility, clinicians work with a range of highly developed video and motion capture technology to record the walking pattern of children, all which contributes to their overall treatment and care programs. Thanks to funding from the 2019 Good Friday Appeal, the lab will soon feature an innovative new three dimensional motion capture system, an upgrade of the current equipment that will feature high definition cameras to better capture patient movement, and allow for smoother integration with other equipment on site.

This new, advanced equipment will help provide a more indepth analysis of patients, providing clinicians with greater insights into their development, which in turn helps to inform essential programs for treatment and rehabilitation.

Posted March 2019

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