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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]