The gait you use is the pattern of movement that happens when you walk, run, and everything in between. Different people have different gaits, as you likely have noticed throughout the course of your life. Differences in gait can be negligible, but each person has a perfect balance they should strive to achieve with their own gait.
Gait affects so many things in your life, in your activity, and this is why gait analysis is so important in competitive sports. Gait analysis is a method of determining potential problems and issues with your form. A professional can examine your gait to look for places of potential injury or areas wherein your performance could be improved. When you get a gait analysis done by a trained professional, they will pay attention to your whole body. The way it moves and distributes weight, the way your arms and head are positioned, and every other crucial aspect is all readily observed by the well-trained eye. The pattern of movement your body naturally uses has been embedded deeply into your muscle memory, and it comes directly from your habits, lifestyle, and genetic predilections. You can dramatically improve everything from your golf swing to your pedal stroke when you examine the compensations your muscles are making. Even non-extreme compensations can lead to injury, but mostly they just result in inefficiency. When you know exactly where you need to improve, you can make a conscious effort to change those patterns.
We are bringing in a device to accurately monitor gait and send data-driven decisions to the athlete’s smartphone. It would be like a personal trainer, compacted in a shoe and their smartphone.
Join us in our mission to introduce the device to a million athletes and bring more Olympic golds to India.