UJ opens state-of-the-art Gait Lab

Date: Apr 9, 2013 | News

​​Situated in the John Orr Building at the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Doornfontein Campus, is a state-of-the-art gait and clinical movement analysis laboratory.​​

Launched on Wednesday, 10 April 2013, the gait lab – within the Department of Podiatry (Faculty of Health Sciences) – is designed with the community in mind. The lab enables UJ podiatry students to continue with their work with real patients under the supervision of qualified staff.
T​he UJ Podiatry Gait Lab can easily be described as one of the best facilities in South Africa for the measurement of dynamic and static motion. The lab has been designed as a multi-disciplinary facility used for teaching, learning, clinical interaction and assessment including research. The launch included a video demonstration of the Zebris FDM-T Rehawalk Treadmill & 4 camera Contemplas Running & Gait analysis system.
The ContemplasMotion Analysis Software caters for gait and motion analysis by providing highly appropriate and ready to use solutions that can be applied to Orthopaedics, Podiatry, Gait, Rehabilitation, Exercise and Posture Analysis.

The Zebris Rehawalk Treadmill includes an instrumented pressure/force sensor matrix, adapted for research and rehabilitation. By adding a weight-relieving system exercising conditions and patient safety are optimized, and with video projection visual stimulation and the virtual feedback possibilities enable individual gait and coordination exercises to be carried out with different degrees of difficulty.



Gait Lab Launch Sponsors
From left to right: Mr Jonathan Yarwood
​(LifeMax), Mr Graeme Homann (Lifemax),
​Prof Andre Swart (Executive Dean: Faculty​​
​of Health Sciences, UJ), Dr Craig Lambert
​(HOD: Podiatry and Emergency Medical
​Care, UJ) and Ms Fatima Cassim (Lecturer:
Department of Podiatry, UJ).​


Gait Lab Launch Inside
​The newly launched Gait laboratory in
​the Department of Podiatry will aid in
​multi-disciplinary facility which will be
​used for teaching, learning, clinical
​interaction and assessment including
Gait Lab Launch

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