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Biomechanics Research & Clinical

A-Tech is highly motivated to provide research facilities with biomechanics measurement solutions, which include Motion Tracking Systems, Force Platforms, Instrumented Treadmills, Instrumented Floors, Data Acquisition System, and EMG Systems.


A-Tech supplies physical and electrical measurement equipment to the Biomechanics Industry. Our measurement solutions include AMTI Platforms, Instrumented Floors, Instrumented Treadmills, EMG systems, and Motion Tracking and Scanner Systems.

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Introducing MR4: Smarter Software for Easier Workflows

MR4 is engineered to enhance your operational efficiency, allowing you to achieve more in less time. This version of the software combines powerful features with a user-friendly interface, making data capture and analysis simpler than ever.

Enhanced User Experience

The MR4 interface has been updated to offer a seamless and enjoyable user experience while keeping the comforts of the 5-stage MR workflow. Key improvements are:

  • Refined Layout: The new design emphasizes critical actions and streamlines navigation. A context-sensitive tool menu on the right side of the interface ensures that relevant tools and options are always within reach.
  • Customizable Protocols: Tailor your workflows with the ability to create personalized protocols, enhancing efficiency for specific tasks and applications.
  • Flexible Data Capture: Continue to enjoy the ability to record continuously without a fixed workflow, utilizing a comprehensive suite of tools for data visualization and analysis.

Advanced 2D Video Analysis

The MR4 software now features a state-of-the-art 2D markerless video analysis capability, ideal for examining dynamic activities such as walking, running, jumping, lifting, and assessing range of motion.

Key Enhancements Include:

  • Angle Tracking: Automatically display tracked angles directly on the video, providing immediate visual feedback.
  • Data Accessibility: Easily access time series data for tracked angles to enhance analysis.
  • Automated Contact Detection: Efficiently detect contact events in gait and running analyses with our built-in automation features.

Powers Running Assessment

MR4 includes a specialized add-on for analyzing running biomechanics, designed to streamline the assessment process.

  • Streamlined Workflow: Enjoy a simplified sequence from capture to report, making the process quicker and more efficient.
  • Guided Analysis: Utilize investigation profiles and parameters derived from Dr. Powers’ established running assessment protocols.
  • Complete Quality Control: Maintain full control over automated processes with options for manual event and parameter review.
  • Automated Reporting: Generate visual diagrams and scores for a quick and effective interpretation of running mechanics.

Updated Ergonomics Toolkit

MR4 now includes an enhanced suite of automated and objective tools for ergonomics and human factors assessments:

  • NIOSH Lifting Equation: Assess and analyze lifting activities with scientifically backed tools.
  • Liberty Mutual Manual Materials Handling Equations: Apply comprehensive equations for evaluating manual handling tasks.
  • Lumbar Disc Compression Analysis: Monitor and assess risks associated with lumbar disc compression.
  • RULA & REBA Scoring: Quickly score and analyze risks using RULA and REBA methodologies.
  • Static & Dynamic Posture Analysis: Evaluate both static and dynamic postures to improve workplace safety and ergonomics.

Multi-User Access Database

Make teamwork easier with Multi-User Access Database that lets everyone connect safely and smoothly:

  • Shared Data: Store all your data in one place on a local server, accessible from multiple computers in your organization.
  • Secure Access: Keep your data safe while allowing your team to work together effectively.

 



AMTI Platforms, Instrumented Floors, Instrumented Treadmills.


AMTI currently design and manufacture the industry standards in force measurement devices, orthopedic implant testing machines, and specialty instruments. AMTI products can be used for biomechanics, engineering, research, orthopedics, prosthetics, and general industry uses. AMTI products have all been specifically engineered for biomechanical applications and manufactured under the ISO 13485, 17025 & 9001 accredited quality management systems.

AMTI products include:

  • Portable and mounted platforms
  • Six-axis force sensors
  • Force sensor treadmills
  • Computerized dynamic platforms
  • Force plate-mounted stairs
  • Instrumented walkers, canes, and crutches

                                                OPTIMA: The only force plate to conform to ASTM F3109-16

AMTI Optima-HPS and Optima-BMS series platforms are raising the bar for force platform performance. Our patented technology meets the new ASTM F3109-16 standard for accuracy across the entire platform’s working surface and sets an unprecedented technological standard for gait and biomechanical force measurements systems.

   

    Multi-Axis Force Sensors                 Biomechanics Force Platforms                              Instrumented Treadmills                      5-Axis Force Simulator       


 


Noraxon EMG, IMU and Motion Capture systems


Noraxon is a world leader in high performance Electromyography, IMU sensors,  and a wide range of physiological and biomechanical sensors used in virtually all types of movement measurement studies in research, Rehab, Sports performance and education.

Noraxon products are complete Biomechanics measurement systems that are reliable, easy to use, and provide value for researchers and clinicians. The Ultium EMG systems are the leader in wireless EMG and combine with Ultium IMU and Ninox Motion Capture cameras and force platforms to round out a complete integrated lab system

The myoRESEARCH® software is modular providing simple testing & future growth potential

  • Synchronize multiple assessment technologies
  • View data in Real Time
  • Perform on-Line and post measurement signal processing
  • Customize Reporting
  • Biofeedback visual displays


 


 


3D Optical Motion Capture with Motion Analysis


Motion Analysis provides a 3D Optical Motion Capture system that is used in Biomechanics movement analysis, Animation and virtual reality as well as robotics and broadcast applications. The 3D optical system is powered by the powerful CORTEX software package that combines capture, Display, Analysis and report generation in one, easy to use interface. The cameras provide high-quality, extremely accurate, low-latency digital tracking. These are field-upgradeable and can be mixed and matched to meet your motion capture needs.

Motion Capture examples in Sports Performance & Rehabilitation

Motion Analysis Corp. Motion Capture in Volleyball & Sports Performance 


 

Human Vibration Measurements & Analyzer – 4 Channel

  • For Hand-Arm vibration to ISO5349 and ISO/TR 18570, and whole-body vibration to ISO2631.
  • Acceleration, velocity and displacement
  • Display of running and interval RMS, maximum RMS (MTVV), vibration dose value (VDV), vector sum, peak and maximum peak value
  • 3-channel FFT for the detection of primary frequencies
  • Memory for saving measurements and Data logger function for RMS or peak values
  • USB interface for data transfer to a PC
  • Excel macro for the calculation of daily exposure A(8) and report generation

Human Vibration Hardware & Software for PC Based Hand-Arm Vibration Measurements

  • Measurement of hand - arm vibrations to EN ISO 5349:2001
  • One, two or three axes possible
  • Measuring duration from 1 minute to 1 day
  • Good / Bad evaluation of the results
  • Results are stored in a calculation sheet for the daily exposure A(8) which may include several activities, with Excel export function

     

 

Seat Pad Triaxial Accelerometer - Hardware, Software and complete solution

The The Seat Pad Accelerometer Model KS963B100 was developed for measuring whole body vibration transmitted by driver seats of building machines and other vehicles in compliance with ISO 10326-1 and ISO 7096. The sensor has an IEPE output for robust signal transmission.

The Sensor is available with the PC Based Whole-Body Vibration Measurement System ( VM-Body ) with USB A/D convertors and Software that provides the measurement of vibration transmitted to the human body by the seat surface, the backrest or the feet to ISO 2631 

Whole-body vibrations are caused by vibrations or shocks which are transmitted by machines and vehicles in the workplace via seat or feet. If a person is exposed to strong whole-body vibrations, safety and health are endangered and it is proven that backache can be provoked or aggravated.
The "vibration directive” (directive 2002/44/EC) defines minimum requirements for the protection against risks arising from whole-body vibrations.
 
 

Enhancing Sports Equipment Design through Precision Modal Analysis

A-Tech Instruments plays a pivotal role in advancing sports equipment research & development by providing sophisticated measurement solutions that facilitate precision modal analysis. Our network-capable measurement devices, including the CS and CRFX series with available noise & vibration analysis software, are ideal for exploring the dynamic behavior of sports equipment such as hockey sticks. These devices are adept at capturing detailed vibrational data, allowing researchers to analyze various vibrational modes, including bending and torsional movements. Such analysis is crucial for optimizing the design of sports gear, improving both performance and safety by tailoring equipment characteristics to the specific demands and movements in sports. This application of our technology drives innovation, helping designers and engineers enhance the functionality and durability of sports equipment to meet the high standards of professional athletics.

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