Total Force Validation Study for Moticon SCIENCE Sensor Insole (insole3)

The paper describes a single body-mounted sensor that integrates accelerometers, gyroscopes,
compasses, barometers, a GPS receiver, and a methodology to process the data for biomechanical studies.

Moticon listed as #1 vendor by Myonex for outcome assessment based on gait analysis

Note Moticon strengthens its ties with the pharma industry as vendor of wearable technology used for outcome assessment in pharma studies related to gait and is now listed by medical supplies specialist Myonex  in list of preferred products. The newly established business relationship goes in line with a variety of undisclosed clinical trials and phase […]

New Product Release Note | 2020-05

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New Product Release Note | 2020-04

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Spatiotemporal Comparison of Overground and Treadmill Running with Pressure Sensor Insoles in Division I Collegiate Runners

The paper describes a single body-mounted sensor that integrates accelerometers, gyroscopes,
compasses, barometers, a GPS receiver, and a methodology to process the data for biomechanical studies.

Continuous Analysis of Running Mechanics by Means of an Integrated INS/GPS Device

The paper describes a single body-mounted sensor that integrates accelerometers, gyroscopes,
compasses, barometers, a GPS receiver, and a methodology to process the data for biomechanical studies.

Bipedal Perils for Patients: Peak Braking and Propulsive Forces in Gradient Walking

Keywords trauma patients, ground reaction forces, pressure distribution, real life motion patterns Background: Protecting a healing injury to the lower extremity often requires limiting the forces applied through ambulation. Lower extremity postoperative patients navigate a wide variety of terrains and obstacles once they regain mobility but are still in recovery. These terrains influence the peak […]

New Product Release Note | 2020-03

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New Product Release Note | 2020-02

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New Product Release Note | 2020-01

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New Product Release Note | 2019-12

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Wanted: Subjects for study Moticon – Diers 4D!

Gesunde Probanden für eine Validierungsstudie gesucht! Kontakt: stefan@blankenburgs.com Wir suchen Frauen und Männer, die Interesse haben, eine wissenschaftliche Studie zur Validierung des Moticon SCIENCE Insole3 Systems in Bezug auf funktionale und motorische Gütekriterien der unteren Extremitäten zu unterstützen! Hintergrund Blankenburg Sport & Health GmbH und Moticon ReGo AG möchten mit der Studie zu einer Weiterentwicklung im […]

New Product Release Note | 2019-11

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Take your chance to upgrade!

Special and limited offer to upgrade products Moticon has launched a completely new product generation in July 2019. All previous customers of Moticon have now exclusive access to this limited special offer to upgrade old SCIENCE Sensor Insoles & Software to the latest Insole3 model. Click on the post to read more Upgrade Offer Notification

New Product Release Note | 2019-10

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Insole3’s next step: new spatial parameters released!

New spatial parameters stride length, distance and walking speed open new area of possiblities for real life gait analysis Moticon makes a literally huge step beyond pressure sensing in a first of a series of updates, now fully exploiting its new insole3 capabilities including a 6-axis inertial sensor. After an intense development and testing phase, […]

New Product Release Note | 2019-09

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Grant approval of large R&D project in the ski industry

Research foundation “Bayerische Forschungsstiftung” hands over funding approval for project with Moticon as key technology partner Moticon provides high tech measurement equipment, software and analysis expertise in a new sports industry driven research and design project. The “Bayerische Forschungsstiftung” officially handed over the funding approval for a unique industry university collaboration to develop a mechatronic […]

New Product Release Note | 2019-08

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Bloomington startup SubioMed teams up with Moticon to develop walk aid device for rehab after foot or ankle surgery

Image Copyright Startribune 2019 SubioMed chooses Moticon SCIENCE for R&D phase of walking assist device Owatonna podiatrist Dr. Barry Butler invented a technology to help patients walk more naturally after foot or ankle surgery. Bloomington based startup SubioMed is now developing a line of hinged carbon-fiber devices worn on the bottom of a cast or […]

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New Product Release Note | 2019-06

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New Product Release Note | 2019-05

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New Product Release Note | 2019-04

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Updated Product Specifications and Prices

Moticon SCIENCE Product Specifications Release 03.00.05 Changelog ____________________ P11 Revision of recording times table P11 Example for SmartRecording time independent from sensor setup and sample rate ____________________ P15 Updated connectivity visualization to clarify wireless networks ___________________ P19 Updated links to product pages on new website ___________________ P18 Removed “rechargeable” from power consumption column ___________________ Links […]

Moticon launches next generation SCIENCE Sensor Insole

Innovative Sensor Insole for Clinical Research and Training Purposes in Elite Sports Measured Frequency of 100 Hz (compared to  50 Hz) 16 Pressure sensors (compared to 13) 3D Accelerometer and 3D Gyroscope Wireless Connectivity with Bluetooth Low Energy (5.0) Dramatic increase in durability and accessibility per mobile App The Moticon SCIENCE Insole3 with innovative updates […]

Biomechanical Adaptations and Performance Indicators in Short Trail Running

Abstract Our aims were to measure anthropometric and oxygen uptake (˙VO2) variables in the laboratory, to measure kinetic and stride characteristics during a trail running time trial, and then analyse the data for correlations with trail running performance. Runners (13 men, 4 women: mean age: 29 ± 5 years; stature: 179.5 ± 0.8 cm; body […]

Hidden Markov Model-Based Smart Annotation for Benchmark Cyclic Activity Recognition Database Using Wearables

Abstract Activity monitoring using wearables is becoming ubiquitous, although accurate cycle level analysis, such as step-counting and gait analysis, are limited by a lack of realistic and labeled datasets. The effort required to obtain and annotate such datasets is massive, therefore we propose a smart annotation pipeline which reduces the number of events needing manual adjustment […]

Unsupervised gait retraining using a wireless pressure-detecting shoe insole

Background The knee adduction moment (KAM) is a surrogate measure of mediolateral distribution of loads across the knee joint and is correlated with progression and severity of knee osteoarthritis (OA). Existing biomechanical approaches for unloading the arthritic medial knee compartment vary in their effectiveness in reducing KAM. This study employed a completely wireless, pressure-detecting shoe […]

Medializing the Center of Pressure to Offload the Knee and Decelerate Osteoarthritis: Fact or Fiction

Introduction Gait modification, a well-accepted non-surgical strategy for management of knee osteoarthritis, attempts to decelerate osteoarthritis progression by offloading the knee joint. To achieve this, modified gait patterns which reduce the knee adduction moment (KAM), a validated surrogate of load distribution across medial and lateral knee compartment, are frequently attempted. Medializing foot center of pressure […]

Postural Control as Predictor of Lower Extremity Injuries in Male Youth Soccer Players

Abstract Youth soccer players bear a particular high risk of injury due to a potential lack on an adequate level of physical fitness, which is considered as an intrinsic risk factor for injuries (Bahr & Krosshaug, 2005). Typically, lower extremity injuries occur in situations characterised by rapid changes of direction and single-leg landing, often with […]

Can digital footprints capture clinically relevant gait endpoints in non-clinically setting? – A Proof of Concept

JOB OFFER Conclusions Using smart insoles we were able to quantify gait speed and stride variability. The potential value of smart-insoles is the portability of the technology that would enable their use outside of specialist gait clinics and potentially to monitor gait change in the individual’s home or residential care setting. These devices generate vast quantities […]

Possibilities And Limits Of Smart Insoles For The Application In The Area Of Sports And Healthcare

Conclusion Smart insoles offer a great advantage for individual and flexible ambulant usage in the form of continuous control for postoperative patients during their rehabilitation process. Smart insoles are characterized by very good handling and high comfort. Their performance is limited by the sole’s thickness, the external influences such as e.g. water, humidity, sweat or […]

Postoperative changes in gait pattern following 1st metatarsophalangeal joint fusion

Abstract To evaluate the changes in kinetic and temporospatial gait parameters following 1st metatarsalphalangeal joint (MTPJ) arthrodesis in a population with severe hallux valgus deformity. A novel, fully integrated and wireless sensor insole (OpenGo, Moticon, München, Germany) was used for gait analysis. Hallux valgus is one of the most common foot pathologies resulting in changes of […]

Dublin: Moticon @ ECSS Sport Science Congress 2018

Event Description Year after year the first week of July Moticon participates the 23rd annual congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS). The congress in 2018 was organized by the University College Dublin and Ulster University and took place at the great Dublin Convention Centre. After 2016 in Vienna and 2017 in Essen […]

Dublin: Moticon @ World Congress of Biomechanics 2018

Event Description Part 2 of Moticon’s congress trip to Dublin, Ireland was the 8th World Congress of Biomechanics. This event is held only once every 4 years and is the premier meeting worldwide in its field. For Moticon this means another great and international congress bringing together more than 4.000 researchers from all areas of […]

Munich: OS Institut Annual Meeting 2018

Event Description For the 5th time the Munich based “OS Institut” hosted its annual coaches meeting, for the first time at the Audi Dome, basketball arena of FC Bayern München Basketball. Moticon was part of the industry exhibition and enjoyed a day full of exciting presentations and interesting talks in the middle of young and […]

Validation of a wearable sensor insole device for analysis of postural control

Abstract Postural control is a complex system in which the nervous system regulates information from various sensory systems, leading to corrective movement via the musculoskeletal system to maintain upright stance. When one or more of these systems is impaired, a person’s balance can be negatively affected. To determine the root cause of balance complications, a […]

Leipzig: IAT Frühjahrsschule 2018

19. Frühjahrsschule – Technologien im Leistungssport – IAT Leipzig From May 14th to May 15th 2018 the “Institut für Angewandte Traingswissenschaft (IAT)” in Leipzig hosted its “19th Frühjahrsschule” with the title: Technology in professional sports. At this biannual national event Moticon met a lot of high class national trainers, scientists and students. Besides having a […]

Moticon SCIENCE 5th Anniversary!

Moticon Summer Deal Moticon is proud to announce the 5th anniversary of it’s SCIENCE product line. Back in 2013 we started to sell the first Moticon SCIENCE sensor insoles and since have started a story of success, crowned with several awards and various high class scientific publications. Start now and join the Moticon community with […]

Adherence to in-home gait retaining using feedback from smartphone app

Purpose A high knee adduction moment (KAM) has repeatedly been linked to progression and severity of medial knee osteoarthritis (OA). It places higher than normal loads on the medial compartment of the knee and has become a target for biomechanical intervention. To lower KAM and slow OA progression, gait modification and retraining have been explored. […]

Pressure-based auditory feedback to reduce knee moment in subjects with medical knee osteoarthritis

Purpose The knee adduction moment (KAM) is a surrogate of medial compartment load during gait and is a target of conservative therapy for medial knee osteoarthritis (OA). Gait modifications have been shown to achieve KAM reduction, however, there has been limited experience with gait retraining methods outside the laboratory. In a previous study, we demonstrated […]

A new continuous gait analysis system for ankle fracture aftercare

Background Correct aftercare following lower extremity fractures remains a controversial issue. Reliable, clinically applicable weightbearing recommendations have not yet been defined. The aim of the current study was to establish a new gait analysis insole during physical therapy aftercare of ankle fractures to test patients’ continuous, longterm compliance to partial weight-bearing restrictions and investigate whether […]

Moticon: Launch of own coin cell battery charger for SCIENCE power supply!

Reliable charging to full capacity for 100% use of runtime! Moticon design from scratch, USB powered, super small and optimized for PD2032 rechargeable coin cells. The preferred power source for each Moticon SCIENCE sensor insole system is the rechargeable coin cell PD2032. It comes in a standard 2032 package, but has a considerably higher capacity […]

How Do Individuals Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Load Their Limbs Outside The Laboratory?

Conclusion While average loading differences between limbs were observed, individual data suggest that some individuals 111 days post ACLr preferentially underloaded the surgical limb during bilateral squat and daily activities while others do not. Positive relationship between LSIlab and LSIday suggests that those who underload the surgical limb throughout the day also underload during a […]

Long-term pathological gait pattern changes after talus fractures – dynamic measurements with a new insole

Purpose The aim of the current study was to describe long-term gait changes after talus fractures, identify patterns associated with poor outcome and discuss possible treatment options based on dynamic gait analysis. Methods Twenty-seven patients were followed-up clinically and via gait analysis after talus fracture osteosynthesis. Continuous dynamic pedobarography with a gait analysis insole was […]

Davos: AO Foundation – Davos Courses 2017

Event Description Moticon closed our 2017 conference event calendar with Davos Courses (December 3-8) – the AO Foundation’s annual educational flagship. The AO Foundation is a medically-guided, non-for-profit organization led by an international group of surgeons specialized in the treatment of trauma and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Set in the Davos Congress Center, Switzerland, […]

Berlin: German Congress of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery 2017

Event Description The German Congress of Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery is widely recognized as one of the leading forums for exchange of cutting-edge research and knowledge in orthopedic and trauma surgery. This year’s congress in the Berlin Messe (October 24-27) was fittingly themed ‘Motion is Life’ and attracted over 11000 participants from 50 countries, with […]

Cologne: International Trade Fair “Orthopädie Schuh Technik”

Event Description From 20. to 21. October 2017 the international trade fair Orthopädieschuhtechnik took place in Cologne. This biennial event is the most important international trade fair in Germany in the orthopedic shoe business field. All of the important companies in the industry, in total 175, were present. Due to the fact 3951 people visited […]

Biomechanical parameters to evaluate the outcome of total knee arthroplasty (TKA)

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Chicago: Moticon to help people with knee arthritis

A study at Rush University Medical Center is testing whether Moticon sensor insoles can help people with knee arthritis! The progression of osteoarthritis can be slowed down by putting less strain on the affected joints. By using the Moticon sensor insoles, researches from Rush University are monitoring the patients’ walking in their normal shoes and […]

Munich: Annual Meeting of the Educational Center for Orthopaedic Shoe Technology

Event Description The guild of Bavarian orthopedic shoe technology has established an association to support science, research, education and further education in this professional field. The members of this association meet once a year to discuss urgent topics regarding orthopedic shoe technology. “OST 4.0- digital steps into the future” was the slogan of this year`s […]

Athletic Trainer Conference 2017

Event Description The ATK is a very good platform to get in contact with professional, semiprofessional athletic trainer. A lot of presentations were hold from professional athletic trainer. They give an overview about how they work in prevention, rehabilitation and also in the athletic training. This year for the first time they installed a one […]

Zurich: Moticon & AO Foundation Intensify Cooperation

Great success for Moticon and the AO Foundation on the dedicated “Sensor Insole Workshop”! Moticon joined the workshop “Sensor Insole based Patient Outcome Assessment” organized by the AO Foundation on August 31st in Zurich, Switzerland. Some breathtaking news rolled out right at the start: The peer-reviewed approval of a major 5 year multi-center study, which […]

Assymetry of foot pressure for transfemoral amputees during gait in real world

JOB OFFER Keywords Gait analysis, amputee Abstract The prosthetic socket is the most important compartment of the prostheses for transfemoral amputees. Nowadays, the ischial containment socket (ICS) and anatomical socket (ANA) have been widely used as prosthetic socket for transfemoral amputee. Some studies have showed differences of biomechanical features between the sockets, such as range […]

Brisbane: Moticon @ISB2017 Conference

Event Description Part 2 of Moticon’s exciting trip to Australia was the 16th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, taking place in Brisbane from July 23rd to 27th. Again a great and international congress bringing together researchers from all areas of biomechanics, especially related to human movement. Having in mind the positive feelings from […]

Sensor insole for measuring temporal variables and vertical force during sprinting

Abstract Temporal variables and vertical ground reaction force have been used as measures characterizing sprinting. A recently developed wireless pressure sensor insole (sensor insole) could be useful for monitoring sprinting in terms of temporal variables and vertical ground reaction force during training sessions. The purpose of this study was to examine the concurrent validity of […]

A “smart” pressure insole for gait retaining outside of the laboratory

Introduction Load distribution shifts from the lateral to the medial compartment is related to an increase in knee adduction moment (KAM) and is associated with knee osteoarthritis (OA). previously, reduction in KAM occur when barefoor plantar pressure is medialized. This supports the role of altering kinematics of the forr to redistribute loads across the knee […]

Dynamic valgus during drop landing results in decreased lateral plantar pressure

Introduction Anterior ruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are highly debilitating and commonly occur in sporting activities involving sudden stops and change of directon. Following ACL reconstruction (ACL-R) re-injury rates to the ipsilateral or contralateral knee are as high as 31%. Movement asymmetries such as increased dynamic valgus at the knee during sport-specific tasks such as the box […]

Weight-bearing recommendations after operative fracture treatment – fact or fiction? Gait results with and feasibility of a dynamic, continuous pedobarography insole

Purpose Rehabilitation after lower-extremity fractures is based on the physicians’ recommendation for non-, partial-, or full weight-bearing. Clinical studies rely on this assumption, but continuous compliance or objective loading rates are unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine the compliance to weight-bearing recommendations by introducing a novel, pedobarography system continuously registering postoperative ground […]

Bipedal in-shoe kinetics of skateboarding – the ollie

Introduction Skateboarding is a globally participated and popular sport with a reported participation of over 11 million in the United States alone (SGMA, 2007). Published epidemiological studies have stated the significant incidence of musculoskeletal injuries associated with skateboarding (Frederick, Determan, Whittlesey, & Hamill, 2006). The inherent nature of skateboarding makes it difficult to quantify using […]

Moticon coming to Australia for the Footwear Biomechanics Symposium 2017

Event Description For the very first time in our young company history Moticon participated two major events on the southern hemisphere. Having both, the 13th Footwear Biomechanics Symposium (FBS) and the 16th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) in Australia, It did not take too much time deciding to go there. Another aspect […]

Moticon @ ECSS Sport Science Congress 2017

Event Description The first week of July 2017 the 22nd Annual Congress of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS), organized by the University Alliance Ruhr (UARuhr) took place at the Congress Center Essen. It was the second time for Moticon, after 2016 in Vienna, participating this huge international congress. We were faced a high […]

Cologne: ISBS Biomechanics in Sports Conference

Event Description This June Moticon took the chance to participate the ISBS congress for the first time, taking place next door at the German Sport University in Cologne. Not only being an exhibitor but also having a workshop gave us the chance to get in close contact with many international attendees. Beside the academic staff […]

Munich: Kobi Zwila, elite marathon runner from Isreal, meets Moticon

Event Description Elite marathon runner Kobi Zwila came the whole way from Israel to run with the Moticon PHYSIO/PROSPORTS sensor insoles. It was a great please to run together through the Olympic Park and analyze foot dynamics. Not only looking at foot strike patterns and ground reaction forces we checked stride timing parameters, pressure distribution […]

Preperation for Olympic premiere of Board Sports with Moticon

Event Description The Australian center for Surfing and Skateboarding ‘Surfing Australia’ started to work with the Moticon SCIENCE system to be prepared for the Olympic premiere in Tokyo, 2020. Free of wires and data loggers the athletes can focus on their performance whilst trainers and scientiest gather field data for statistics and individualized feedback. Fingers […]

Barcelona: The future of football medicine

Event Description Since 1992 Isokinetic Medical Group has been organising the International Conference on Sports Rehabilitation and Traumatology. This event has become a landmark for all those who deal with orthopedic rehabilitation and sports medicine. The Conference mission is to inspire the international Sports Medicine community, through Culture, Image, Atmosphere and Organisation, to give their […]

Kassel: EXPOLIFE International

Event Description The Expolife is one of the most important international fairs for orthopedic technology and  orthopedic shoe technology in Germany. This is a 3 day fair and takes place every 2 years. Moticon participates that fair the first time and because of that we attended the NEWS AWARD with our Moticon “ORTHO” product. More […]

Garmisch-Partenkirchen: DLSV Ski Instructor Workshop

German Ski Instructor Assocciation (DSLV) partners with Moticon Moticon joined Germany’s elite ski instructors workshop at the top of Germany (Zugspitze, 2964m) to include the Moticon SCIENCE sensor insoles into their anual training and education session. As part of a Bachelor thesis from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) we defined and measured objective paramters […]

Hannover: 10th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Biomechanics (DGfB)

After several national and international conferences within the last years this was the first time for Moticon attending the Annual Meeting of the German Society of Biomechanics (DGfB). Having the focus not only on sports biomechanics but also on motion analysis in all research areas Moticon can help to transfer measurements from the lab into […]

PD_Manager: an Health platform for Parkison’s disease patient management

Abstract PD_Manager is a mobile health platform designed to cover most of the aspects regarding the management of Parkinson’s disease (PD) in a holistic approach. Patients are unobtrusively monitored using commercial wrist and insole sensors paired with a smartphone, to automatically estimate the severity of most of the PD motor symptoms. Besides motor symptoms monitoring, […]

Garmisch-Partenkirchen: Annual Congress “Technische Orthopädie” 2017

Event Description From 24. to 26. März 2017  is the anual congress “Technische Orthopädie“ hold in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The congress is organised by the Landesinnung Bayern für Orthopädie-Schuhtechnik and is carried out jointly with the Landesinnung Bayern für Orthopädie-Technik. On the occation of the Jahreskongress “Technische Orthopädie 2017” of the Landesinnung Bayern für Orthopädie-Schuhtechnik and the […]

London: Football Innovation Summit UK 2017

Welcome to the Football Innovation Summit UK 2017 The Football Innovation Summit focuses on Talent Identification, Recruitment, Player & Coach Development, Injury Prevention & Performance Optimisation from Academy to Elite Senior Football, and boasts innovation and applicability at its core. A truly global event boasting some of Football and Sports leading performance specialists, coaches, sports […]

Cross Country Data Aquisition in Scandinavia

Moticon is part of international Cross Country Skiing analysis with world class athletes Yet again the Moticon SCIENCE system is part of a huge data acquisition, taking place in Vuokatti, Finnland. Researchers from central Europe and Scandinavia came together for field tests with elite cross country skiers end of March 2017 to gather physiological and […]

Automated classification and quantification of spatio-temporal parameters in cross-country skiing skating technique by analysis of inertial sensor data and sensor insole data

Abstract The aim of this thesis was (1) to develop a method for dividing cross-country skiingcycles into phases, and (2) extract and select features characterizing the change in center of pressure (CoP) during these phases. Both tasks were solved by the help of Moticon OpenGo insole data (pressure sensors + accelerometer) from athletes on different […]

Concurrent validity and reliability of wireless instrumented insoles measuring postural balance and temporal gait parameters

Background The OpenGo seems promising to take gait analysis out of laboratory settings due to its capability of long-term measurements and mobility. However, the OpenGo’s concurrent validity and reliability need to be assessed to determine if the instrument is suitable for validation in patient samples. Methods Twenty healthy volunteers participated. Center of pressure data were […]

St. Anton: ICSS Science & Skiing Congress 2016

Back again! Back again! Three years after our first attendance at the ICSS as an event sponsor we are back at the cradle of alpine skiing. And same as Moticon, plantar pressure distribution analysis has a long history in skiing. Highlight this year was the Moticon sweepstake, offering one SCIENCE system for free at the […]

Biofeedback in Partial Weight Bearing: Validity of 3 Different Devices

Study Design Controlled laboratory study to assess criterion-related validity, with a crosssectional within-subject design. Background Patients with orthopaedic conditions have difficulties complying with partial weight-bearing instructions. Technological advances have resulted in biofeedback devices that offer real-time feedback. However, the accuracy of these devices is mostly unknown. Inaccurate feedback can result in incorrect lower-limb loading and […]

Biofeedback in Partial Weight Bearing: Usability of Two Different Devices from a Patient’s and Physical Therapist’s Perspective

Background Partial weight bearing is frequently instructed by physical therapists in patients after lowerlimb trauma or surgery. The use of biofeedback devices seems promising to improve the patient’s compliance with weight-bearing instructions. SmartStep and OpenGo-Science are biofeedback devices that provide real-time feedback. For a successful implementation, usability of the devices is a critical aspect and […]

Plantar Pressure Distribution And Gait Stability: Normal vs. High Heel

Abstract In this paper, the plantar pressure distribution and the center of pressure movement were studied and gait stability of high heels versus normal heels was observed. A group of ten young female participants without any previous lower limbs injuries were asked to wear shoes of different heel heights, namely, 0cm, 2cm and 4cm and […]

Monitoring of motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease through a mHealth platform

Abstract Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a complex, chronic disease that many patients live with for many years. In this work we propose a mHealth approach based on a set of unobtrusive, simple-in-use, off-the-self, co-operative, mobile devices that will be used for motor and non-motor symptoms monitoring and evaluation, as well as for the detection of […]

Vienna: ECSS 2016

Moticon is part of ECSS 2016 in Vienna from 6th to 9th of July, 2016. Don’t miss to visit us and our products at booth 109!

Field Test: Results of tandem walk performance following long-duration spaceflight

Abstract The Tandem Walk data collected as part of the FT experiment will provide invaluable information on the performance capabilities of astronauts during the first 24 hours after returning from long-duration spaceflight that can be used in planning future Mars, or other deep-space missions with unassisted landings. FT will determine the average sensorimotor recovery timeline […]

“Open-Go-Science” for better adaption and rehabilitation after fractures and operations of the lower extremities

Zusammenfassung Die Verordnung von Teilbelastung ist ein alltägliches und anerkanntes Behandlungskonzept in der Medizin. Es existieren allerdings keine verlässlichen Daten über die heilungsoptimierte BKK und Dauer der Teilbelastung. Um dies herauszufinden stellt die Protokollierung der BKK und Mobilität postoperativer Patienten unter Teilbelastung eine denkbare Lösung dar. Mit Hilfe dieser Daten sollte es möglich sein, Schlussfolgerungen […]

Validation of Moticon’s OpenGo sensor insoles during gait, jumps, balance and cross-country skiing specific imitation movements

Abstract The purpose of this study was the experimental validation of the OpenGo sensor insole system compared to PedarX sensor insole and AMTI force-plate systems. Sixteen healthy participants performed trials in walking, running, jumping (drop and counter movement jumps), imitation drills and balance, with simultaneous measures of all three systems. Detected ground contact and flight […]

A novel tool for continuous fracture aftercare – Clinical feasibility and first results of a new telemetric gait analysis insole

Background Weight bearing after lower extremity fractures still remains a highly controversial issue. Even in ankle fractures, themost common lower extremity injury no standard aftercare protocol has been established. Average non weight bearing times range from 0 to 7 weeks, with standardised, radiological healing controls at fixed time intervals. Recent literature calls for patient-adapted aftercare […]

Landshut: Orthopedic Shoe Technology Master’s Course

Moticon involved in professional education On January, 15th 2016 Dr. Maximilian Müller was invited to the Chamber of Crafts of Niederbayern-Oberpfalz to the educational center in Landshut to hold a workshop on “A new method for analyzing foot dynamics in orthopedic shoe technology,” in front of the trainees in the Department of  orthopedic shoemaker. The […]

Gait Analysis on the move: The Infinite Gait Walkway

Abstract In order to analyze human gait patterns, highly accurate data must be collected at high frame rates. The state of the art is to deploy a carpet-like structure instrumented with pressure sensors, which allows for measuring position, orientation and pressure of each foot at each step. Since such gait “walkway carpets” are highly expensive […]

Cologne: Orthopädie Schuh Technik

Moticon will launch a new product: OpenGo ortho! As part of the international fair “Orthopädie Schuh Technik” in Cologne from 23rd to 24th of October, 2015 in Cologne/ Germany, Moticon will present the new product: OpenGo ortho. OpenGo ortho is a professional system for efficient analysis and planning in foot care. The usability is very […]

Validation and reliability testing of a new, fully integrated gait analysis insole

Background A new tool (OpenGo, Moticon GmbH) was introduced to continuously measure kinetic and temporospatial gait parameters independently through an insole over up to 4 weeks. The goal of this study was to investigate the validity and reliability of this new insole system in a group of healthy individuals. Methods Gait data were collected from […]

Instrumented insole for weight measurement of frail people

Abstract In this paper, we describe an instrumented shoe insole designed to collect the weight data of a person during his or her daily activities. This research is within a more global project about new wearable systems for monitoring human health status. The work presented compares two solutions: one based on a force-sensing resistor and […]

Insole pressure measurement in speed skating

Abstract Ice speed skating is a difficult sport to master. Knowledge of his skating stroke can help a speed skater to improve his performance. A project has been started to create the ‘smart skate’ as a way to measure and give feedback about the technique of a speed skater. Currently an instrumented skate is used to […]

Munich: High-Tech Forum “Innovations in Microelectronics”

On May the 21st, Moticon CEO Dr. Maximilian Müller  followed an invitation of Bayern Innovativ GmbH as a speaker on the “Innovations in Microelectronics” forum. The subtitle of the workshop, “Solutions for modern health monitoring” perfectly fit activities that Moticon conducts with its clinical partners. Moticon presented its resently launched product for every-day life weightbearing […]

St. Christoph/Arlberg: International Congress on Science and Skiing 2013

Back to the cradle – science and skiing! Moticon’s origin is most of all: training-feedback in skiing. Plantar pressure  distribution analysis has a long history in skiing. But harsh  environmental  conditions make Moticon’s plantar pressure measurement system OpenGo science particularly suitable. The robust, fully integrated OpenGo science plantar measurement system is perfectly designed for outdoor […]

Optimization of a foot model for the evaluation of the injury risk during cutting movements in football

Abstract Cutting movements in football (soccer) induce high loads on the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee. The injury risk is affected by the shoe-surface interaction. For the evaluation of different influencing factors of this interaction the TrakTester, a custom-made device, was used. To obtain significant results from  testing ACL loading a realistic plantar pressure […]