High-tech prosthetic fittings - Health technologies for veterans

A Gait and Motion Analysis Lab at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Manhattan campus uses high-tech equipment to analyze the veteran's gait deviations and develop a rehab plan to help him or her feel and look more natural and symmetric with prosthetics.

The equipment includes cameras discreetly installed on the walls of the lab, as well as force panels in the floor (pictured) that can precisely measure the pressure of a patient's step, according to the VA.

The technology measures gait in prosthetic patients, as well as those with Parkinson's, multiple scleroses, spinal cord injury or joint replacements. It also can assess how well a patient manages a wheelchair or performs other specific tasks.

High-tech prosthetic fittings - Health technologies for veterans
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