Gait Up is a spin-off of the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV) and the Swiss Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), founded in 2013. Gait Up benefits from world leading scientific expertise in the field of movement analysis and measurements, pioneering the field from more than 15 years. We are now providing innovative products for applications in health, athletics, and entertainment, based on wearable inertial sensor technology.
Our mission is to provide the best quality motion algorithm for wearables, helping the prevention of mobility disorders and improving performance.
Our products are trusted by 80+ customers in academics, clinics, and industry in Europe, Canada, US, South America, and Asia.
Our key values are accuracy and simplicity. Read more about us below:
beyond the technology, discover the people who works at Gait Up. We speak 9 languages and gather multi-disciplinary knowledge in biomechanics, signal processing, machine learning etc…
VP Business Development
Prof. Kamiar Aminian
Scientific Advisor, cofounder
Support Manager and Biomed. Eng.
Sports IT Eng.
Key Account Manager
Mobile & Embed Manager
VP Software Engineer
Dr. Med. Christopher Newman
Medical Advisor, cofounder
Clinical Sales Manager
Embed Eng. Intern
2000: First Patent and pioneer research at EPFL on gait and activity monitoring with inertial sensors
03/2013: Foundation of Gait Up Sàrl
12/2013: First Delivery and Revenues in Switzerland
07/2014: First Delivery and Revenues in US
03/2015: Company transforms into Gait Up SA
07/2015: Granted one Swiss CTI and one EU Horizon 2020 project
12/2015: Reached 50 Customers among Clinics, Academics and multibillion dollar Companies
09/2016: Launch new generation Physilog 5 motion sensor together with a secured online store
How it works
Gait Up Technology uses the most recent combination of inertial sensors and powerful signal processing algorithm to sense and analyse 3D movement signature. Application-specific outcome parameters are provided and interpreted with a clear color code related to performance or disability, so that professionals can help people to move better and safer.
Our technology differs from usual wearables by providing products with research-grade reliability, convenience, and unique functionalities for movement analysis.
Motion Analysis in Practice:
The Magic Behind
One Hardware > Multiple applications
Everything started in 2000 in the laboratory of movement analysis and measurement of Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), with the idea to use micro-electro-mechanical sensors (MEMS) for measuring human movements. Clinicians and coaches were looking for a tool to quantify objectively movement in natural condition, rather than in a complex laboratory setting.
After several PhD theses and thanks to the advances and miniaturization of sensor technology, it is now possible to measure various 3D human movements with in-lab accuracy with a single hardware module that we called Physilog®.
The underlying magic comes from the use of data fusion algorithm which process the sensor signals to obtain 3D orientation, angles, displacements etc… Thanks to biomechanical models, Gait Up has managed to correct the inherent errors and drift which usually occurs while working with inertial signals. Yet, every application with inertial sensors require a dedicated algorithm and a particular sensor placement in order to obtain the most relevant and accurate outcome parameters.
The Science Behind
357+ peer-reviewed publications, on 4500+ patients
Gait Up quantitative and objective motion analysis technology, notably the physilog, has been validated against gold-standards in numerous scientific studies in collaboration with the most prestigious research groups. All the systems we put on the market comply with the highest standards of validation in the field and correspond to the most recent research breakthrough from Scientific community.
Made in Switzerland
Made in Switzerland
Physilog and all our product are designed in the heart of western Switzerland, in close collaboration with Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and local manufacturing partners. It is assembled with qualitative components and according to ISO9001. Gait Up is also Medical Device ISO13485 pending. We are proud to be a Swiss company and make our best to bring reliable and sustainable products to the market.
Finally, Gait Up is also supported by local institutions. part of academic.industrial research consortium, and winner of several awards: