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Gears Running Biomechanics

Every 1/100 of a second matters. Maximize your Athlete’s abilities to launch and maintain momentum with Gears.


Why is GEARS the best tool for capturing running biomechanics?

Gears Running kinetics provide a full-body dynamic analysis of the kinetic and kinematic mechanics that contribute to the ideal stride. Set up Gears on the track for a realistic scenario measurement. Mark up your target runner and capture a start off the block through acceleration to full speed.

If you are trying to improve your own running ability or more effectively coach other runners, then getting cross-hairs accuracy on how your body moves during the gait cycle is imperative to achieving the highest levels of excellence. Guide your strength, endurance and stretching exercises according to personalized, hard data. Health, speed, and longevity are just around the corner.


Gait Analysis

Gait analysis is the biomechanical evaluation of how you walk or run. Even during low intensity walking, every part of the body must work together to coordinate the movement through balance, muscle activation, and force transfer. From heal contact to heal contact, it’s all about positioning.

tan running woman in sports attire launches off running block to run a race

What Makes Gears Motion Capture so Accurate for Running?

Measurements, not estimates

Gears measures the entirety of runner’s start off the block in glorious, crystal clear 3D. See each movement, nuance and twitch from various angles, all with micromillimeter accuracy. Gears running kinematics provides hard data and meaningful measurements. Enjoy invaluable metrics and insights, then watch as your runners ascend to the next level of athletic excellence.

Data. Lots of it.

Gears analyzes over 600 images per movement (in less than a second). Tracking each runner from head to toe, the data provides pristine clarity and insights, including what other technologies cannot capture.

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Comfortable compression motion capture suits for runners

Optical Motion Tracking

Gears is an optical (camera-based) tracking system, powered by eight 1.7 megapixel cameras running at 360 frames per second. It offers numerous advantages over other approaches, including:

  • Custom-made comfortable compression mocap suits
  • Measurements as fine as 0.2mm
  • No wires attached to the user
  • Simple system setup
  • “Absolute positioning,” with zero drift (unlike inertial systems)

Unparalleled Running Biomechanics Data

Use the world’s most popular sports motion capture tech to measure body motion with unmatched fidelity:

  • Off-the-blocks kinematic sequence
  • Acceleration profiling
  • Leg mechanics
  • Arm mechanics
  • Body position at key phases
  • Joint angles and velocities
  • Body segment velocities
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Comparing frame-by-frame running kinetic information with other runners

Easy Movement Comparison

Compare a user’s movement side-by-side with previously recorded data in fully rendered 3D—a powerful tool for measuring progress over time or comparing with proper techniques. Past and present data are synchronized during playback, for frame-by-frame comparison of key movement elements with other runners.