The OptoJump GyKo System
The OptoJump Gyko system is used in combination with OptoJump – the combined system can
provide additional and important information on the dynamic of the upper part of the body. This combination provides the same information as a force platform with regards to data related to the take off and landing position.
The combination of OptoJump and GyKo has the ability to provide the following info:
• Body sway data
• Eccentric-concentric parameters of jumps
• Dynamic stability control data
• Dynamic range of motion (D-ROM)
Using a combination of OptoJump and GyKo will provide information on the compensation and dynamic control of the trunk while marching in place, walking or running. The system will measure: medial-lateral and anterial-posterior offset and dynamic strategies, coordination information and fluidity of movements.
GYKO IN COMBINATION WITH
OptoJump 1m and OptoGait represent today the most advanced system for obtaining information about the lower part of the body. It is in fact possible to quickly and accurately obtain the measurement of the space-time parameters of the gait, when walking or running, or the flight and contact time of a jump.
JUMP ANALYSIS – GyKo placed near the centre of mass with a special belt enables enriching the temporal data with a variety of information regarding the dynamics of the jump.
GAIT ANALYSIS – GyKo, placed in the area beneath the shoulder blade by using a special bib with a comfortable 3-button fastening, enables naturally integrating the information measured on the ground with the kinematics of the trunk.
STAND ALONE – The GyKo RePower software includes a Rehab section (evaluation of the joint function during the recovery phase) and a Power section to evaluate and monitor the muscle strength
The Gyko unit includes the following specification:
• 3 Axis accelerometers (configurable full scale range from ±2g up to ±16g )
• 3 Axis gyroscope (configurable full scale range from ±250dps up to ±2000dps)
• 3 Axis Magnetometers
• Sampling frequency up to 1000 Hz
• Wireless communication via Bluetooth 4.0 (long distance up to 150m)
• Internal backup storage using Micro SDcards (up to 128Gb)
• LED for feedback and status
• Micro USB plug for charging and offline data communication
Gyko can also be used in a stand-alone version, that is without needing to be associated with Optogait or Optojump Next, using the Gyko RePower software
The GyKo software has a state-of-the-art interface that is fully dedicated to it, and the constant research and development of the algorithms used to supply the data make it possible to perform a quick and accurate analysis in situations such as after an accident, during a recovery phase or if the subject wants to improve and monitor the progress of his performance during a training phase. In the registry area, it is possible to enter the fundamental data of the various subjects as well as add tabs or photos for a faster search. The central part of the software is divided into two sections, Rehab and Power.
The Rehab section implements protocols for the evaluation and monitoring of joint functionality and muscle strength when rehabilitating a certain section of the musculoskeletal system and also makes it possible to perform a stabilometric analysis of the centre of mass.
A traumatic event involving the musculoskeletal system forces the individual to a period of immobilisation. During the rehabilitation process, the task of the therapist is to guarantee a return to levels of muscle strength that are able to guarantee that an athlete or a senior citizen can return to normal daily activities (running, going up stairs, etc.). From this point of view, it becomes very important to be able to evaluate, using an objective and non-subjective method, the muscular abilities of the subject in order to create an individual training program whose effectiveness can be monitored.
GykoRePower accompanies the subject during the entire rehabilitation process, with a 360 degree analysis of his physical condition: evaluation of the joint function and muscle strength in the body areas involved with the accident and/or orthopaedic surgery, using the elastic belts on the limbs; evaluation of the condition of balance in different situations and/or on different surfaces with the help of the pelvic belt or by positioning Gyko between the two shoulder blades. GykoRePower is a tool able to evaluate and report each evolutionary phase in the recovery of joint function and muscle strength.
The Rehab section of GykoRePower makes it possible to:
– quantify the deficit in terms of joint function or muscle strength between a limb and the contralateral or between the injured limb and the same limb prior to the accident
– evaluate and measure the subject’s balance in different situations and/or on different surfaces
– monitor the exercise intensity with real-time visual bio-feedback via a work threshold that can be selected by the user
– trace and report the subject’s recovery during the entire rehabilitation process by means of the report functionality
The Power section is used to evaluate and monitor muscle strength.
When the target of the training is to optimise performance, it becomes very important for athletes to measure and analyse the improvement of their results in an objective and accurate manner.
GykoRePower is a product that is specifically designed to evaluate and monitor athletic performance directly in the field. The performance of the most typical tests adopted by technicians and widely accepted by the scientific community form the basis of the evaluation protocols that can be carried out thanks to GykoRePower, protocols designed, developed and validated by Prof. Carmelo Bosco.
GykoRePower is meant for everyone who wants add a scientific base to athletic preparation through the quantitative and therefore objective evaluation of the motor task. GykoRePower combines the requirements of accuracy and reliability with technological innovation.
GykoRePower provides the information essential for evaluating athletic preparation in an accurate, repeatable and simple manner. With GykoRePower, monitoring improvement and comparing the performance of athletes is simple and immediate.
From the measurement of the force impressed on the load, the system is able to measure the power expressed during a specific exercise. With GykoRePower, the trainer can quickly define a training course, initially identifying the various work areas of the athlete automatically and accurately (resistance, dynamism, limit…) and monitor the athlete’s progress during the exercise. GykoRePower provides in fact visual and acoustic bio feedback in order to work towards targeted goals.