AniLocoLab

Last changed: 26 June 2019
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AniLocoLab is a unique clinical gait laboratory that enables the study of movement in domesticated animals.

AniLocoLab was made possible thanks to a infrastructure grant from SLU in 2015. The lab is used in daily clinical practice for objective lameness and gait performance assessment at SLU. With its state-of-the-art equipment it provides a platform for biomechanical and clinical orthopedic research that is open to researchers worldwide.

The Equine lab

Situated in the University Animal Hospital's Equine clinic this lab is particularly suited for clinical gait evaluation in horses and cows. The trot-up aisle is covered by 13 Qualisys cameras that enable detailed motion capture of horses by skin mounted spherical reflective markers. In the riding arena 21 cameras cover a volume of nn X nn meters that is suitable for studies of e.g. free movements, lunging or horse rider interaction.

The Small animal lab

Situated in the University Animal Hospital's Small Animal clinic this lab is particularly suited for clinical gait evaluation of dogs and cats. The lab comprises a treadmill and 8 Qualisys cameras that enable detailed motion capture of the animal by skin mounted spherical reflective markers. There is also a force plate in the lab for recording of ground reaction forces.

Prices

Please contact Professor Lars Roepstorff (Lars.Roepstorff@slu.se) or Elin Hernlund (Elin.Hernlud@slu.se) if you have an interest in renting the lab for experimental work or clinical studies and they will provide an estimated price for your specific needs.

Facts:
 

Contact
Fredrik Tinmark
Research engineer at the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry (AFB)
Telefon: 018-672144
E-post:  fredrik.tinmark@slu.se

Research Engineer Fredrik Tinmark, technical head of AniLocoLab

Lars Roepstorff

Professor at the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry (AFB)

Telefon: +46 705 423143
E-post: lars.roepstorff@slu.se

Professor Lars Roepstorff, responsible for research use of AniLocoLab

 

Elin Hernlund

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry (AFB) and Clinical Veterinarian at the University Animal Hospital

Telefon: 018-672142
E-post: elin.hernlund@uds.slu.se

Researcher Elin Hernlund, responsible for clinical use of AniLocoLab

 

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