Preclinical GAIT analysis
The CatWalkTM XT system is a highly sensitive tool for quantitative assessment of footfalls and motor performance in unforced moving animals such as rats, mice and guinea pigs.
It can be used to evaluate any experimental model/procedure that affects locomotor ability of rodents (i.e. genetic, chemical, physical injury to the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system or skeletal or muscle functioning). More specifically, its use has been validated for spinal cord injury and other nerve injuries, neuropathic pain, arthritis, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, cerebellar ataxia, traumatic brain injury and peripheral nerve damage.
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We can offer you a fully integrated analysis of the subject including spatio-temporal parameters (step frequency, step length, velocity, single and double support time…) and kinematics parameters (angular range of motion, velocity, ground reaction forces, muscles activity). Tests are performed in a 27 meters long-room (ensuring that subjects reach stabilized gait) in which the equipment can be used simultaneously and be synchronized on demand.