GyKo is an inertial measurement tool for the analysis of the movement of any body segment
Thanks to its latest generation components, it is able to supply acceleration measurements of up to 16g and angular velocities of up to 2000°/s with an acquisition frequency of 1000 Hz. The Bluetooth data transmission provides real-time measurements directly to the PC via the Microgate software that, with its scientifically validated algorithms, offers simplified data processing and interpretation.
FUNCTIONALITY AND COMPONENTS
GyKo makes it possible to objectively evaluate and monitor joint functionality and muscle strength during rehabilitation phases and for training a certain area of the musculoskeletal system. It is used to quickly identify any posture deficiencies, problems or asymmetries and, thanks to the immediate delivery of the numerical values, it helps prevent relapses, complications and regressions of the disease or post-accident condition by periodically checking the results obtained and the effectiveness of the treatments. It makes it possible to perform motor movements that are more or less complex without limiting or influencing the subject, also due to the fact that it can be used outdoors and on any surface (grass, sand, unstable platforms, etc.). It motivates the subject to constantly improve his conditions.
Gyko contains the latest generation components that are used for carrying out accurate and repeatable measurements of acceleration, angular velocity and magnetic field in three dimensions.
QUALITY AND OPERATION
GyKo is the ideal tool for those who want to receive an objective evaluation of the human movement analysis in a quick and intuitive manner without any reduction in precision of the data measured. Thanks to the research carried out for creating and processing the software dedicated to it and its latest-generation technical features, GyKo offers services that can be compared to the industry gold standards, but its ease of use and data display make it a much more practical tool.
Its application on various body segments is made easier by the use of various accessories, such as the pelvic belt, the vest, two belts of different sizes for upper and lower limbs and a magnetic support that can be fastened on weights or a barbell. It is all easy to carry with you thanks its small, compact case.
WALKING AND RUNNING ANALYSIS
The gait analysis is one of the most widely used methods to determine any disorders of the nervous and/or musculoskeletal system. With Optojump Next and OptoGait you can estimate the space-time parameters of the gait and isolate individual phases of the step, then accurately describe the behaviour of the lower body.
Gyko, placed in the area beneath the shoulder blade by using a special bib with a comfortable 3-button fastening, enables naturally integrating the information measured on the ground with the kinematics of the trunk in order to provide accurate information on the stability and coordination of the upper body.
The movement of the trunk is analysed in each phase of the step and, through advanced algorithms, specific parameters of the analysed test are estimated such as:
Antero-posterior and medio-lateral imbalance
- Main directions and breadth of the movement of the trunk
- Upper Phase Coordination Index (UPCI) that describes coordination in the rotation of the trunk
- Phase difference between the lower body and the upper body
- RMS, Harmonic Ratio and Harmonicity index describing gait stability
Postural analysis is frequently used to evaluate the stability and balance of a quiet standing subject.
Gyko, placed on the trunk or at the level of the centre of mass, provides important information about the body sway of the subject and through appropriate protocols it enables evaluating the relative contribution made by the various components of the postural system (visual, proprioceptive of different origin, labyrinthine, etc.).
Gyko lets you simply and quickly obtain the best known indexes concerning the projection of the body's centre of gravity on the ground.
The main indexes returned are:
- Projection length and area
- Projection travel speed
- Sway frequency