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Gait Analysis for i-pad - advice please

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by ljascot, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. ljascot

    ljascot Member

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    I was wondering if anyone was using gait analysis on their i-pad and if so which one is best? I'm a bit clueless with technology and would really value some help and advice. Hope you can help.

  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

  3. ljascot

    ljascot Member

    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly, I've just checked it out on my phone and it looks great. This should be a great help.
  4. Andrew Ayres

    Andrew Ayres Active Member

    Ubersene is good and its free which is a bonus. You can even 'share' the video via e-mail, drop box and youtube etc.

    I did use SloPro to start with but its naff in comparison.
  5. RobinP

    RobinP Well-Known Member

    I use Ubersense and the real bonus is being able to email your patients their videos

    Also, at £6 it is pretty good value - that was how much it was when I got it 12 months ago. It could be different now - maybe even free. I know that they had a free trial period of 30 days

  6. JasonR

    JasonR Member

    I use Ubersense for running assessments- ipad doesnt have the frame resolution at running speeds for foot analysis. Great teaching tool. It was free. Would love to get hold of some affordable reflective markers- any ideas? (I presently use roadside reflective tape). Must check out Coach's Eye.
    Jason R
  7. AJM

    AJM Member

    If no reflective tape is available and assuming you are referring to outdoors filming of running at closer to true training or racing pace (not low speed locomotion on a treadmill), consider using just white tape with a hand marked (felt tipped pen) red cross over the relevant location. If you have a good camera or video recorder with sufficient fps, that is easier to track accurately for splining and (if you need it) for measurement of angles and displacement.

    Also, take a (still) photo to record the exact positions of the tape marker (and crosses). This tends to to give you assurance of the integrity of your tape placement in each case and as among all of your filmed subjects. If you need to compare your runner's form at different times (e.g., after rehab or other intervention) this practice tends to reduce the "intra-subject variability".
  8. Tim VS

    Tim VS Active Member

  9. mgooch

    mgooch Member

    I have used Coach's Eye, UberSense and Coachmyvideo. Ubersense and Coach's Eye are more similar in their format for both editing and recording analysis of the video.

    We built a "gait analysis cart", consisting of a metal frame and skateboard wheels, so that we can walk behind subjects and film them during their natural gait; then we provide immediate feedback and analysis.

    I probably use Coachmyvideo (also free) the most because I find it the easiest to scroll through frame by frame when working with patients or teaching classes. There is also easy side-by-side comparison options and the ability to quickly share if needed. As with the other programs mentioned, there is also the ability to quickly draw lines, angles, etc... as needed. (http://www.coachmyvideo.mobi/)

    I would say it depends on how you want to use the program (i.e. on the spot analysis and playback or analyze later and send to the patient with voice-over) as to which I find the most useful tool.

  10. Andrew Ayres

    Andrew Ayres Active Member

    I like that idea. I've been thinking of a way to achieve that and you just hit the nail on the head.
  11. drdebrule

    drdebrule Active Member

    I am not familiar with the above programs, yet I would stress the need to watch subjects walk, run, limp from the side view as well to see knees, hips, ankles flex or extend etc. The skateboard wheels seems like a creative solution if you don't have a gait anlayis lab and want to avoid a treadmill.

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