Run3D and the AWRC Wellbeing Accelerator

15 January 2021

Run3D and the AWRC Wellbeing Accelerator

Validating Run3D’s gait analysis technology against the AWRC’s gold standard equipment.

From 16th – 18th December 2020, the Run3D team were invited into the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) to conduct research as part of their involvement with the AWRC Wellbeing Accelerator. The COVID-friendly research took place in our Motion Capture Lab, in collaboration with AWRC researchers – led by Dr Ben Heller.

Run3D team

Left to right: Ken Hoye (Run3D), Francesca d’Andrea (AWRC), Dr Jessica Bruce (Run3D) and Dr Ben Heller (AWRC)

Kim Holland (pictured below) and other members of the AWRC Accelerator Team were willing participants in the research and utilised the opportunity to finally meet the Run3D team in ‘real life’, after the pandemic forcing almost all interaction to take place in a virtual world.

Run3d Kim Holland  Run3d Equipment

Kim getting ready to have her walk and run gait analysed using both the AWRC’s and Run3D’s technology. Covered in sensors from the two different systems; they had to be stuck directly onto the skin where possible, hence the ‘outfit’ and headband!

Run3D has created an innovative 3D gait analysis and retraining platform to bring 3D gait analysis out of the research laboratory and into everyday clinical practice to help people walk and run without pain. Existing laboratory solutions are expensive as well as resource and equipment intensive. Run3D’s technology is affordable, simple to use, and takes just 30 minutes to set up.

Dr Jessica Bruce, founder and director of Run3D said:

“The AWRC Accelerator programme has enabled us to access world-class facilities and expertise to help us transform our product to the next level. We successfully captured data using three different motion capture systems simultaneously, which in itself was a huge achievement!”


              Run3D equipment   Run3d

                 Treadmill                               Ken checking the initial data

The AWRC Wellbeing Accelerator has helped to accelerate the development of a new product, predominantly through validation and testing, and exploration of other capabilities. Now, the new Walk3D platform is almost ready for market. This technology will be a game-changer to the orthopaedic, rehabilitation, health and wellness sectors and it’s been a privilege to work with such a fantastic start-up.

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