The 8th World Congress of Biomechanics

 In Athletics, Moveo Explorer, Conferences, Biomechanics
APDM in Attendance at the 8th World Congress of Biomechanics
Dublin, Ireland
July 8-12
Booth # 38


APDM Wearable Technologies offers sensor-based solutions for quantifying human movement. Deployed by thousands of researchers, engineers, and clinicians worldwide, our proprietary Opal wearable sensors and sophisticated algorithms streamline data collection for automated kinematic analysis. APDM’s solutions can be used to track movement data in healthy subjects and populations with pathological gaits or movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, ataxia, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and more. APDM offers three different solutions utilizing the Opal sensor technology designed to meet the individualized needs of our customers:

  1. Moveo Explorer produces full-body kinematic data, including joint angles and range of motion during functional tasks.
  2. Mobility Lab generates spatiotemporal outcome measures of gait and balance (our most commonly used system for clinical trials).
  3. Motion Studio provides access to synchronized raw inertial data, including triaxial acceleration, angular velocity, magnetic field, and orientation tracking.

The field of biomechanics sits at the interface of engineering and medicine and research, and it has revolutionised medicine, particularly in the area of medical devices. Ireland’s medical technology sector has evolved into one of the leading clusters globally and is therefore the ideal location for a congress that aims to enhance links between the clinical and academic research community and industry in the medical technology sector.

Highlights from the WCB 2018 letter

Moveo Explorer is a sensor-based full-body kinematic system that provides sensitive, valid, and reliable outcome measures for recording natural movements both in and outside of a lab environment. Why should you be using Moveo Explorer?

  • Measure Objectively – Easily interpret results with automated kinematic reports and access to raw movement data
  • Save Time – Work efficiently with a portable system that sets up and processes data in minutes
  • Never Lose Data – Record up to 720 hours of data per Opal with on-board memory storage
  • Multiple Environments – Eliminate space constraints and record movement in or outside of a lab setting
  • Keep Your Clothes On – Fully-clothed subjects can move freely without interrupting data collection
APDM’s Kristen Sowalsky will be providing demonstrations of the portable motion capture lab, Moveo Explorer, assessed and validated for use in joint angle and range of motion analysis.



2018, Howell, et al. The Utility of Instrumented Dual-task Gait and Tablet-based Neurocognitive Measurements after Concussion.” Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport.
2018, Gera, et al. “Inertial Sensor-Based Assessment of Central Sensory Integration for Balance After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.” Military Medicine.
2018, Newman, et al. “Reliability of the sub-components of the instrumented timed up and go test in ambulatory children with traumatic brain injury and typically developed controls.” Gait & Posture.
2017, El-Gohary, et al.Using Wearable Inertial Sensors to Track Body Kinematics During Gait.” Gait & Posture.
2017, Tulipani, et al.Validation of an Inertial Sensor System for Physical Therapists to Quantify Movement Coordination During Functional Tasks.” Journal of Applied Biomechanics.
2016, Cain, et al.Quantifying Performance and Effects of Load Carriage During a Challenging Balancing Task Using an Array of Wireless Inertial Sensors.” Gait & Posture.

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