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.
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.
Research Engineer Fredrik Tinmark, technical head of AniLocoLab
Professor at the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry (AFB)
Telefon: +46 705 423143
Professor Lars Roepstorff, responsible for research use of AniLocoLab
Researcher at the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry (AFB) and Clinical Veterinarian at the University Animal Hospital
Researcher Elin Hernlund, responsible for clinical use of AniLocoLab