Bertec’s Fully Instrumented treadmill (FIT) reduces gait lab space requirements and eliminates the limitations inherent in a traditional gait walkway. Researchers and clinicians can perform numerous testing conditions in a compact 2 metre space with variable incline and speed settings.
Bertec's FIT allows you to:
- Eliminate long gait analysis walkways and reduce patient fatigue
- Perform more efficient gait analysis studies in a smaller area
- Avoid unreliable results by eliminating multiple steps on the same plate
- Increase patient throughput
- Test numerous conditions with the variable incline and speed options
- Test uphill & downhill locomotion
- Simulate tripping response
- Measure full-body forces by adding fully instrumented handrails
- Protect patients with adjustable handrails and optional overhead safety structure
To see videos of the FIT in action to analyze foot strike patterns, please visit Harvard University’s Running Barefoot project.
Two (2) independent running surfaces, approx 60 inches long, and 20 inches wide per belt.
Two (2) independent running surfaces, approx 40 inches long, and 12 inches wide per belt (narrower 6 inch wide versions available).
Quad-FIT Quadrupedal Applications
Four (4) independent running surfaces, approx 40 inches long, and 12 inches wide per belt (narrower 6 inch wide versions available).
All Fully Instrumented Treadmills come with these standard features:
- Safety stepping area either side of the belts
- Speed: 0-24 km/h and are fully reversible
- Acceleration: 0-25 m/s2
- 5,000N vertical and 2,500N shear range per force plate
- Each belt independently measures all six load components (Fx, Fy, Fz, Mx, My, Mz)
- Adjustable handrail
- Software Development Kit to develop your own treadmill control software
- One year standard warranty with optional maintenance packages
Optional equipment for the Fully Instrumented Treadmills includes:
- Incline – Do more tests – Analyze uphill and downhill gaits up to 15°
- Instrumented handrail – Get full body measurements – Measure the forces of both hands independently
- Overhead harness – Ensure patient safety – Prevent falls and off-track movement