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Simi Motion Analysis

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network utilizes Simi Motion 2D/3D gait and functional movement analysis software to supplement observational analysis and objectively assess hemiparetic gait. Movement data recordings are obtained with use of synchronized cameras, force plates, and joint markers. The software calculates joint angle, velocity, and positional changes that contribute to gait deficits. Visual representation of this data can be a meaningful educational tool for gait retraining, promoting enhanced collaboration between the patient and therapist as well as knowledge-of-results feedback to enhance motor learning. This software can assist with collaborative decision-making regarding appropriate assistive devices or orthotics to optimize safety and independence with walking.