The instrumented zebris treadmill and platform system CanidGait®

Simple analysis and documentation of gait anomalies among dogs

The treadmill and platform system CanidGait® brings zebris Medical GmbH’s years of experience in the field of biomechanical gait analysis to the world of veterinary medicine.

A complete diagnosis of dogs’ gait can be carried out without any further preparation.

The simple-to-operate PC analysis software provides scientifically sound and valid gait parameters - after automatic or manual as-signing of the limbs.

The system consists of a treadmill or platform equipped with acalibrated pressure sensor matrix and one or several synchronised cameras.

Gait disorders in dogs, such as those which may arise due to changes or injuries to the musculoskeletal system, are accurately analysed and permit targeted treatment in daily clinical Praxis.

The system reveals functional deficits that are difficult to detect with the naked eye, thus permitting
an early diagnosis of incipient lameness.

The analysis report presents the contact forces and pressure distribution pattern of each paw overlayed with the rolling line showing the trajectory of its center of pressure during the movement. The gait parameters (step lengths, length of the gait cycle, speed, cadence, stance and swing phase distribution) are presented in an easily-readable table with numerical values and bar graphs.

The course of the body’s centres of gravity yields valuable information regarding symmetry and stability of gait.

The report provides an easy way to see the gait type by showing the contact force curves for each leg,
and the cross-leg diagram with the footfall patterns.

The report can compare analysis results of two records for easy monitoring of the therapy efficiency.

The report

The roll-off details of the animal are presented in slow motion, whereby the joint angle of limbs can be measured directly on a display screen.

System components

The system works with a commercially available PC under Windows 10. It is recommended to order the system with computer.

The System can be delivered with a Notebook or an All-In-One Touch PC including a tripod


The camera SYNCam is precisely synchronised with the treadmill’s pressure measuring sensors, several cameras can be operated in one system. The adjustable shutter speed guarantees a high image quality.


The treadmill has a tread surface area of 200 x 46 cm and is suitable for dogs weighing 5 kg to 80 kg.

The treadmill dimensions are 214 x 88 cm (L x W).

The speed can be adjusted between 0.4 and 20 km/h in 0.1 km/h.

The sensor surface has a size of 163 x 41 cm and includes 9,216 high-precision, robust and individually calibrated, capacitive pressure sensors.

The FDM-TPROF CanidGait® has as scanning rate of 200 measurements per second with a measuring range of 1 - 20 km/h.

The platform system FDM 2 CanidGait® with the dimensions 212 x 60.5 cm (L x W) has a sensor surface of 203 x 54.2 cm and includes 15,360 high-precision, robust and individually calibrated, capacitive pressure sensors.

The sampling rate of 100 measurements per second can optionally be extended to 200 measurements per second. 

Two platforms of the same type can be combined in order to increase the sensor area.

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