Simi's customer MPI in Los Angeles offers clinical movement analysis and training for their patients, as well as courses about clinical movement analysis. MPI has special profession in gait, running analysis and back to sports screening. At MPI patients are evaluated every day with Simi's methods for clinical biomechanics. Based on the results their treatment is planned.
Here you can also see the first video for Simi Shape; the new method for markerless motion capture in Simi Motion. The prospect for shape can be found here
Photos and review from the course functional biomechanics
The course functional biomechanics with Prof Christopher Powers from USC has been finished with success. 32 participants from sports medicine, orthopaedics, orthopaedic technics, physical therapy, and sport science were attending the course. The course mainly covered basics for clinical biomechanics and patient demonstrations for clinical movement analysis. Feedback of participants was very positive and encourages us to offer a next course in 2013. We will inform about possible dates soon. See two picture of the course here.
New video of our customer Green25 - physical therapy (German)
This video shows the profil of our customer Green25 physical therapy in Bayreuth who uses Simi Aktisys for their diagnostics and training.
New Video from DPT Sports performance center
This video shows the methods and goals of DPT sports performance center using Simi products for treatment of athletes
Thank you for the good feedback!
Nico Espig from the University Leipzig wrote: " The software is awesome! Meanwhile the system is a mandatory part of our performance diagnostics with German Biathletes and we have won many new insights. The whole Simi system is running very stable, also thanks to the Simi support that always fixes our small problems very fast"
Release of Aktisys 1.2 - improving practical relevance
After finishing the CE certification for medical products the new Aktisys Version 1.2 is available. The new version includes several improvements for integration into daily practice and working with patients. Please find detailed information about the new functions here.
Gait and Running Analysis Workshop at the Movement Performance Institute (Los Angeles, CA)
Over the last 5 months Prof. Dr. Christopher Powers has been teaching the master for biomechanics at the Movement Performance Institute in Los Angeles. This master class is an educational program for physical therapists, doctors, coaches, trainers and gait specialists. The program is mainly about:
“Perform a sophisticated gait, running and cycling evaluation.
Understand and integrate into practice current research related to clinical biomechanics
Develop intervention programs that address the root causes of movement related impairments.”
Many of the course participants are active runners themselves and were analyzed throughout the weekend courses. Furthermore additional patients came in to be evaluated, analyzed and offered a full treatment plan.
For this purpose Simi Aktisys was used to capture high speed videos of each runner as well as measuring the biomechanics of the runner to identify problems.
The use of the Simi Aktisys was a great success in the course and proved to be useful in every clinical gait and running analysis. It provides fast and accurate results as well as high speed video captures for detailed analysis tasks. The system is a new invention of Simi and is the only one of its kind.
The use of the system in combination with the interpretation of the physiotherapist furthermore leads for the patient to a much better understanding of the problems. By getting the patient on board faster endurable results can be achieved.
Also in use are a system for live force vector overlay and EMG feedback.
The Movement Performance Institute is an evaluation and training facility operated by Dr. Christopher Powers. The long term goal of the MPI is to promote the use of instrumented movement analysis as being a fundamental component of the physical therapy examination. To this end, it is the intent to develop a network of clinics across the world that share this common philosophy and perform similar types of biomechanical assessments and consultative services.
If you are interested in getting more knowledge about gait, running and daily biomechanics and/or the products for it, please contact us for further information.
New option of data synchronisation: Experiences of the laboratory at St. Etienne
At the motion laboratory at University of St. Etienne, a new Simi Motion 2D has been installed. Most important for this lab was the possibility of combining already existing measuring instruments with Simi without much material or budget to construct hardware based synchronization for all of them. The new function in Simi Motion, to shift or to synchronise data of any kind by just pressing a button, enables the lab at St. Etienne to combine Simi with all existing measuring instruments very flexible and easy. See the demo video below.
Review: Course for Gait Analysis 15.-18.04.2011
The Basic and Advanced Course for clinical Gait Analysis with Mrs. Kirsten Götz-Neumann in the Gait and Motionlab in Unterschleißheim was seen by the participants as a great success. Throughout the course, the participants were able to appropriate a lot of practical knowledge about Gait Analyses and applied Biomechanics in everyday practice. This knowledge was applied instantly to several demo patients. Also the use of practice-oriented technical tools in the motionlab were valued positively. Other courses from this Block:
NEW! Simi Aktisys
Simi Aktisys is the new generation of easy motion analysis. Simi Aktisys recognizes and tracks colored LED markers automatically in the live stream. Get high-class data of motion analysis with just a few clicks in a couple of minutes. Since the data are displayed on the live stream, Aktisys is also qualified for a Biofeedback system. With this new technology of motion analysis, Simi Aktisys can capture motion data faster, simpler, more reliable and more accurate than before. If you wish to receive more product information, please contact us. For further information please click here
NEW! Fully automatic gait cycle detection for Simi Motion and Aktisys
Within the actual Version of Simi Motion and Aktisys a new algorithm for fully automatic gait cycle detection has been implemented. Using heel and forefoot markers the software can recognize stance phase, swing phase and step length completely automatic. If you are interested in information about this new feature and how you could get it consult our sales team
Automatic Marker Tracking in Simi Motion Video Systems
Simi Motion extension for real time tracking on recorded videos, the newest Simi Motion Module, is now available for Simi’s 2D/3D video systems for movement analyses. The module automatically searches and follows reflective markers on recorded videos. The temporary 2D/3D data are immediately shown after the automatic tracking. Labeling to the specification can be done directly on the video. Movement analysis in medicine, sport, research, or industry can now be performed quicker and easier, without losing the benefit of a video system.
Existing customers can integrate the new module through a simple system upgrade. Please contact one of our sales representatives to discuss your system configuration.
Together with the knowledge of the trainers, the Simi system helps to analyze and improve the golf swing of all golfers regardless of skill.
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Analyses of the German National Vollyball Team with Simi Motion 3D
For a while now, the Technical University of Chemnitz, has been analyzing the national German volleyball team in 3D to optimize their techniques and successes. More information can be found here.
Research in Experimental Neurology at Yale University
Yale University, in New Haven, USA, uses SIMI Motion 3D to analyze the movements in rodents. Among others, one project focuses on the rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries in rats as well as other questions in experimental neurology. Yale’s laboratory is just one more example of the flexibility SIMI Systems 2D/3D Motion Capture can offer in the scientific research and clinical fields.
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Success in Sports with Simi Motion at the Olympic Games
2008 Olympic champion and Belgian sportswoman of the year, Tia Hellebaut, uses Simi Motion in her high jump training.
Her coach Prof. Dirk de Clerq chose Simi Motion for its markerless 3D analysis.
"Össur uses the Simi Motion system for the evaluation and development of prostheses. In biomechatronics, the Simi System, is able to aid in the design and fit of prostheses through highly precise motion measurments. With a very simple Setup, analysis can be done quite quickly and easily, to get the dynamic Motion Data." (Peter Slijkhuis, Manager physiotherapy Ossur academy)
Simi industrial solutions
Trikon: "For Trikon Solutions AG, video recordings are an important means of analysis and documentation in the areas of laboratory services and product development. There is a particularly high demand for our mobile high-speed camera system. This enables ultrafast processes such as drop tests, crash tests, switching processes and similar rapid processes to be captured. By this means we and our customers gain enhanced and often unexpected insights into processes of a very short duration which would otherwise not be available. A particularly distinctive synergy results from the use of such ultra-fast video recordings and the possibilities opened up by a software-based motion analysis. For this we rely upon Simi Motion 2D. Using this program we analyze kinematic processes in machines and optimize complex mechanisms based on the results generated by Simi Motion such as path, velocity and acceleration behaviour of parts which can be captured optically. We prefer to use the automatic tracking feature provided by the program for analysis of the raw data. The convenient graphical representation of the results facilitates our interpretation of the large amounts of data which are produced. Simi Motion 2D has become absolutely indispensable in our laboratory services spectrum and as a product development tool."
Harvard University opts for BioCell
Harvard University has decided to join such top names as the National Health Institute in the USA and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg in opting for Simi BioCell. It is intending to use Simi BioCell to gain new insights in cell biology and genetic research.
Simi Motion to be used for facial expression analysis
It is possible to capture and analyze human facial expressions with Simi Motion. The Department of Psychology at the University of Göttingen has decided to use Simi Motion in combination with a 6-camera system to evaluate human facial expressions.
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New Simi 4 x 500 fps systems, 1280 x 1024 pixels
Simi can now offer new high-speed systems which capture data using 4 cameras at 500 fps and a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. These systems capture data 100% synchronously and save the information directly to the hard disk. This data is then immediately available for further analysis with Simi Motion. The system is configured before delivery.
The Aspire Center in Qatar was one of the first customers to buy this solution. If you have any questions about this system, please contact our sales team.
Simi Scout in China
The Chinese national table-tennis team also uses our software to optimize its performance. Tactics and play can be analyzed with Simi Scout, leading to better competition results.
Last Update: April, 23 2013
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