GaitSmart Essex and Concord Rangers FC join forces(7/29/2016)-GaitSmart – Essex, a service arm of GaitSmart are pleased to announce the beginning of a working partnership with Concord Rangers FC, from Canvey Island in Essex. Concord Rangers will have the opportunity to benefit from the ground-breaking technology in the area of gait and functional movement analysis that GaitSmart brings to the sporting arena.... Read more »
GaitSmart launch a new GaitSmart service in Holland.(7/29/2016)-GaitSmart are pleased to welcome on board Marjolein van Koningsveld and Marcel Tiggelman. Marjolein and Marcel will be providing a GaitSmart service in Holland and can be contacted at www.gaitsmartservice.nl. Marcel and Marjolein are in the photo receiving their GaitSmart kit from Dr. Diana Hodgins of GaitSmart.
GaitSmart at Nuffield in Exeter(7/15/2016)-Had an excellent meeting at Nuffield Healthcare Hospital, Exeter this week, demonstrating the speed and versatility of GaitSmart to measure gait and functional tests. This follows on from the successful Open day we ran there in February.
GaitSmart Pegasus partners with Universal Horse data(6/27/2016)-GaitSmart Pegasus is pleased to announce our partnership with Universal Horse Data. Director Steve Goode said “We are really excited to be a part of Universal Horse Data. We are looking forward to being able to begin networking within the equestrian environment in a focused manner so that we can provide gait analysis services specifically... Read more »
Codicote gait testing day, 25th June(6/16/2016)-25th June at the John Clements Sports and Community Centre from 10:00 to 16:00. Bury Lane, Codicote SG4 8XY Come and have your walk checked to make sure you keep mobile, meet friends and have a chat about what you have been told, all in the lovely new Sports and Community Centre. The GaitSmart team... Read more »
GaitSmart Demonstration for Jiangsu Provincial Hospital at Writtle College(6/10/2016)-We had a good presentation session with a delegation from the Jiangsu Provincial Hospital in China. The session was arranged by Essex International and the location was the Sports Centre at Writtle College. Writtle College already has two GaitSmart systems, one for their equine students and one for their human students. Dr. Gregory Deacon at... Read more »
GaitSmart Pegasus used to analyse 32 horses in one day in the rain!(5/11/2016)-On Tuesday 10th May 2016, Naomi Lee contracted us to analyse a group of horses to provide support data for her Masters degree. Naomi’s thesis for her Masters is to understand the relationship between pelvic misalignment and hind limb abduction and the effect of the McTimoney pelvic adjustment on abduction/adduction. Naomi is the manager at... Read more »
GaitSmart Sponsors their First PhD Student(4/18/2016)-As part of our ongoing commitment to extending knowledge in movement science, GaitSmart is sponsoring its first PhD student, Hayley Goode. The title of her thesis is ‘Application of MEMS sensors to develop condition monitoring techniques for humans’. Currently there is limited knowledge as to how to monitor movement, the variability between individuals and changes... Read more »
Video Feedback on GaitSmart from a hip replacement patient.(3/7/2016)-GaitSmart feedback from all patients is exceptional. GaitSmart empowers the patient and will ensure a good recovery of mobility. GaitSmart is quick, easy and non-invasive. Check out a patient’s thoughts further down. There is a study underway at the moment with evidence that only 40% (approx.) of patients recover a good gait post hip replacement.... Read more »
GaitSmart Enters China(3/7/2016)-GaitSmart is delighted to announce our first customer in China, Peking University Third Hospital in Beijing. The system will be used for research and we are looking forward to new research publications from this prestigious hospital.
GaitSmart screens Charlton Athletic Academy U18’s and U21’s(3/3/2016)-Had two good days at Charlton Athletic this week. We analysed the Academy U18’s on Tuesday and then the U21’s today. We are back next week to analyse the 1st team. In 5 minutes we can analyse a player and provide a detailed report on exactly how they move as well as movement, strength and... Read more »
GaitSmart is a sponsor of the BSCOS 2016 Conference(2/23/2016)-The BSCOS2016 conference is being held at Horwood House, Buckinghamshire on the 10th and 11th March. The three symposia of the meeting will cover the themes of Paediatric Spinal Injury, Evidence-based use of orthotics, and the development of safe and effective clinical networks in our specialty. To learn more click on the web page www.bscos2016.com
Sheffield Eagles Join Our Knee Angle Study(2/12/2016)- Nick Ward, the Elite Performance Manager at Sheffield Eagles Rugby League Football Club, contacted us through LinkedIn and asked if they could be included in our knee angle study amongst professional athletes. So, on Wednesday this week, we visited the Sheffield Eagles to analyse the squad so that we can add their data into our knee angle study... Read more »
A Successful Free Gait Testing Day at Nuffield Health Exeter(2/12/2016)-GaitSmart, in partnership with Nuffield Health and the Exeter Hip Unit, offered a day for anybody to come along and to have their gait analysed. Every person that attended gave 100% feedback on the experience. The things that were surprising for the attendees were how simple the analysis was (most were expecting it to be... Read more »
GaitSmart supporting more clinics at RNOH Stanmore(12/15/2015)- We were very pleased to be invited back to support another of Professor Hart’s clinics at the RNOH Stanmore. We were happy to accept the offer as it is an integral part of our trialling and testing of GaitSmart in clinical situations and we also wanted to test our new enhanced GaitSmart database area.... Read more »
Balans Hippique offers extra knowledge(12/3/2015)-Using new techniques to detect early signs of injury onset BEUNINGEN (The Netherlands) “Everyone who hasn’t been there, missed a great chance”, reports Pauline van Nispen. Last Saturday, she attended the event Balans Hippique, organized by Vereniging Eigen Paard, GaitSmart, Equicare-plus and Equipe at the hippisch centrum La Grande. “It was a really interesting day and... Read more »
An Interesting Demonstration for GaitSmart at Stanmore Hospital(11/28/2015)- We had a very interesting meeting yesterday at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital at Stanmore. We had agreed to meet Professor Alister Hart in theatres to discuss potential opportunities for GaitSmart as a clinical tool at Stanmore. We explained that GaitSmart had been validated against the “gold standard” optical system and was within one... Read more »
Hadlow College – Presentation and Demo with Equus GaitSmart(11/26/2015)-On the 26th November Lucy and Denis, owners of Equus GaitSmart, were invited to give a talk and demonstration at Hadlow College. Hadlow College already have a Pegasus system and wanted to learn more about how people are using it in their everyday practice. The talk was informative and fun, ending with a perfect example... Read more »
APPROACH Project web site is now live(11/11/2015)-ETB are a proud partner in the Approach Project. Click on the icon to go to the web site. The APPROACH consortium brings together a highly qualified and multidisciplinary group of stakeholders that will set up – for the first time – a broad database of different OA patients as well as a longitudinal cohort... Read more »
I.Mech.E. Hip Surgery- A joint Engineering and Surgical Challange(11/9/2015)-If you want a copy of the presentation given by ETB’s CEO titled, “Redesigning Rehabilitation Services for the Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Using Telehealth”, at the above event on the 3rd November, just pop us an email requesting a copy. email@example.com
Gait and Functional Assessment with the Warrington Wolves(11/3/2015)- The Warrington Wolves are a rugby league team that compete at the top level in the UK Super League. Today we went to the Warrington Wolves Training Ground at the University of Chester, to analyse the players from a gait and functional movement perspective, as part of pre-season screening. We knew one of... Read more »
GaitSmart visit with Roessingh Research & Development in Holland(10/28/2015)-On Monday our MD, together with our Dutch distributor, visited RRD in Holland. A short trial, including walking and squats was carried out in the lab and outside using GaitSmart so they could see for themselves just how quickly we can provide accurate data.
GaitSmart training in the UK(9/25/2015)-The GaitSmart training day on Monday was truly an International affair. Delegates from Australia, Germany and closer to home UK enjoyed a fully interactive day learning all about GaitSmart and where it has been used. There was a lot of discussion about the importance of the results and how best to communicate these to the... Read more »
GaitSmart a partner in the APPROACH Pan-European project(9/16/2015)-The APPROACH project has now started. What is APPROACH? In a bid to stimulate the development of much needed treatments for osteoarthritis, a consortium of 24 partners comprising pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies, academic institutions, not-for-profit organizations, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and public bodies have joined forces in the pan-European APPROACH (Applied Public-Private Research enabling... Read more »
GaitSmart at the BOA Congress, Liverpool(9/16/2015)-A quick snapshot of the GaitSmart team at the BOA annual Congress in Liverpool. Keep up to date with what has been happening by clicking on our social media icons. tumblr domain name . website down
Recovery from Total Knee Replacement – we want to hear from you!(8/25/2015)-A recent study entitled ‘Gait assessment as a functional outcome measure in total knee arthroplasty: a cross-sectional study’ has shown that less than 40% recover a normal gait after one year. So 60% of people who have a total knee replacement (TKR) don’t walk properly, but there is no information on how it affects their... Read more »
HCII Conference in Los Angeles – 2nd to 7th August 2015(8/25/2015)-GaitSmart studies on the use of the system to measure the elderly at risk of falling were presented at the HCII conference in Los Angeles and have now been published by Springer. If you would like a copy of the paper please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The paper discusses how monitoring a person’s gait can... Read more »
BOA Annual Congress, 15-17 September, GaitSmart on stand 71(8/25/2015)-British Orthopaedic Congress – Liverpool 2015, 15-17th September. Come along and see the latest GaitSmart system and talk to the team about how GaitSmart will deliver easy to read objective data about lower limb movement. Meet the team on stand 71. To read more aout the conference click here.
Demo Day at DeBeschaving Festival – Utrecht 27th June 2015(7/2/2015)-On Saturday 27th June, we spent a whole day at the “deBeschaving Festival Universalis” which took place in the beautiful botanical garden right in the centre of Utrecht. The festival is an event for people with an open mind who are interested in music, art and science. Together with a wonderful crew of doctors and... Read more »
Swansea City FC – Gait and Functional Testing 26th June 2015(7/2/2015)-On Sunday we joined the Swansea City FC medical staff for pre-season screening for the 1st team squad. Rich Buchanan, who heads up the implementation of injury prevention programs and rehabilitation of injured players, said that Swansea City would like to be part of our ACL Injury Prevention study and also would like the gait... Read more »
Cardiff Blues – Gait and Functional Testing 15th June 2015(7/2/2015)-Cardiff Blues were our first rugby union team to join the study. John Miles, head physio at Cardiff, had worked with us previously when he was head physio at London Broncos. John was keen for us to come along and analyse the squad. The first part of the protocol was to analyse the individual’s gait.... Read more »
14th International Musculoskeletal Congress 7-10 May(4/3/2015)-The World Federation of Hemophilia and the Haemophilia Society (UK), 14th International Musculoskeletal Congress. The three-day event will take place in Belfast, Northern Ireland from May 7-10, 2015. Measurement of gait variability in patients with and without hemophilia arthropathy: MOVE-study (NTR 4561) Stoof Sara , Diana Hodgins , Frank W.G. Leebeek , Marjon H. Cnossen ,... Read more »
Introducing Inter Medico the Canadian GaitSmart Distributor(2/13/2015)-European Technology for Business Ltd the designers of GaitSmart systems are delighted to announce their exclusive partnership with Inter Medico to distribute GaitSmart in Canada. Take a look at their website www.inter-medico.com
Introducing Una Health Ltd the UK and Ireland GaitSmart Distributor(12/29/2014)-European Technology for Business Ltd the designers of GaitSmart systems are delighted to announce their exclusive partnership with Una Health Ltd to distribute GaitSmart in the UK and Ireland. GaitSmart will be officially launched in the UK in January as an exciting new addition to their Sports Medicine portfolio. You can follow Una Health on... Read more »
GaitSmart Pegasus and the University of Liverpool Equine Hospital(12/11/2014)-The Philip Leverhulme Equine Hospital On Tuesday, 9th may 2014, Diana and Steve from GaitSmart, travelled up to Liverpool to meet Dr. Luis M. Rubio-Martinez and his team to deliver a GaitSmart Pegasus System. Luis was joined by Jess, who will be the lead operator of the GaitSmart Pegasus system and Chris who will have... Read more »
Sports Medical Conference at Ermelo, Holland(12/10/2014)-Great couple of days at the above event. It was attended by 400 sports scientists. The GaitSmart stand was visited by a number of leading figures involved in sports rehabilitation, including one of the keynote speakers from Belgium who discussed rehabilitation following ACL reconstruction. We are looking forward to some future collaboration with some of... Read more »
Pegasus Demonstration Day – 7th November 2014(11/12/2014)-Organised by Lucy & Dennis Sexton Equus Caballus Performance Dennis and Lucy from Equus Caballus Performance (www.equuscaballusperformance.co.uk) once again partnered with us to hold a demonstration day for equine healthcare practitioners to understand more about the GaitSmart Pegasus system. Dr. Diana Hodgins and Steve Goode attended from GaitSmart. Whiteweood Equestrian Centre in Surrey was the... Read more »
GaitSmart meets the Australian Institute of Sport – 28th October 2014(11/6/2014)-Diana, together with our distributors from Holland and Belgium, Bert Lam and Patrick van der Meijden, were delighted to get the opportunity to meet with key personnel from the Australian Institute of Sports on the 28th October. Diana was able to present the system and the benefits it brings in the sports environment. Diana was... Read more »
GaitSmart Pegasus Demonstration Day with Equus Caballus Performance(10/29/2014)-GaitSmart Pegasus Demonstration Day – 10th October 2014 Organised by Lucy & Dennis Sexton Equus Caballus Performance Dennis and Lucy from Equus Caballus Performance (www.equuscaballusperformance.co.uk) partnered with GaitSmart to hold a demonstration day for equine healthcare practitioners to understand more about the GaitSmart Pegasus system. Dr. Diana Hodgins and Steve Goode attended from GaitSmart. The... Read more »
GaitSmart at Medicort Sports & Orthopedic Care in The Netherlands(10/23/2014)-GaitSmart is in use at this prestigious centre. The facility is offering the GaitSmart test as part of the normal physiotherapy session. The GaitSmart test may be paid by your own insurance. Medicort realises the benefits of offering a clinically approved gait measuring system. To read more information at the Medicort web site please... Read more »
GaitSmart Pegasus at ISES in Denmark(10/16/2014)-Hadlow College’s Melanie Nahum has presented the GaitSmart Pegasus system at the 10th ISES Conference in Denmark August 7-9th. The conference theme was Equine stress, learning and training.
New Article: Why measure walking?(9/16/2014)-Why measure walking, it’s something we do day in, day out. We all do it properly don’t we? Without walking we have no mobility. To read more click here.
GaitSmart at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust(9/5/2014)-We are pleased to announce that the Orthopaedic Hip Department, led by Mr John Timperley at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust are now using the GaitSmart system routinely in their clinics to assess pre and post op patients.
GaitSmart arrives in Australia(9/1/2014)-ETB are proud to announce their new Distributor for Australia and New Zealand. Diagnostic Technologies. More information under the distributor web page.
ETB’s MD Awarded Alumnus of the Year 2014(6/10/2014)-University of Hertfordshire has chosen to award Dr Diana Hodgins MBE as Alumnus of the Year 2014 at the Vice Chancellor’s Award ceremony in June. More info please click here.
British Hip Society annual Event: March 2014(3/1/2014)-Assessment of hip range of motion in the sagittal plane post Total Hip Arthroplasty using a novel six sensor Inertial Measurement Unit system. This was a poster presentation at the annual event.
ETB in the COWIN report: February 2014(2/1/2014)-ETB are featured in the COWIN info-letter, page 2 about how we have leveraged our own smart systems into easy to use products such as gaitTRAINER and Pegasus which has now been rebranded as GaitSmart. And GaitSmart Pegasus respectively. Read all about it on Page 2. Click here More about COWIN COWIN is a support... Read more »
Equine Students Benefit from Innovative Technology: February 2014(2/1/2014)-Students studying the BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation and BSc (Hons) Equine Management degree programmes at Hadlow College will for the first time, as part of their course, be using an innovative wire-free system to learn more about how each horse moves. Designed and built by European Technology for Business (ETB), the Pegasus... Read more »
Newsletter: January 2014(1/1/2014)-One of our eagle eyed customers noticed that the 2013 Newsletter wasn’t on the web site. It discusses the major changes in the latest Pegasus software making it easier than ever to understand the movement of your horse. Click on the news/newsletter tabs to get the latest copy.