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Postcard from Rome:
Bio-Medico di Roma
The Gait Analysis Lab of the Complex Operative Unit of Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine of the Policlinico Campus Bio-Medico in Rome was born in 2007 when the Hospital bought a BTS OEP SYSTEM.
The system is used for kinematic breathing evaluation of patients who have undergone major thoracic surgery. The system has proved to be a powerful tool in evaluating surgery effects and rehabilitation.
Thanks to the experienced cooperation of BTS technicians and engineers, the OEP SYSTEM has also been successfully used in test settings, such as the biomechanical evaluation of breathing disorders in patients affected by spinal cord injuries.
We later bought BTS GAITLAB and our application area extended to gait disorders related to the central and peripheral nervous system (stroke, Parkinson, peripheral paralysis) and to the muscular-skeletal system (lumbar spinal stenosis, hip and knee replacement) diseases.
The experience achieved using the Gait Analysis Lab allowed us to fully comprehend its role in rehabilitation.
Encouraged by the good results, we have recently widened the application of motion analysis to different settings such as the home environment or outdoors through the use of a miniature inertial sensor (BTS ”G-WALK ®).
Prof. Silvia Sterzi
Full Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Head of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit
Director of Post-Graduated School in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Campus Bio-Medico University Hospital, Rome, Italy