Leonardo in competitive sports
In sports, the key factor is power, which means the ability to produce force even at high velocities. The measurement of isometric or isokinetic force therefore reflects not what happens in most sports, where very high speeds of movement occur. In addition, guided movements neglect the influence of coordination. The investigation of dynamic force development during realistic movement sequences is the aim of power and force diagnostics using Leonardo mechanography.
No movement without force. The Leonardo ground reaction force plate allows the measurement of force during natural motion sequences separately fort he left and right side.
Power the product of force and speed is the most important parameter for elite sports and can also be determined for both sides separately.
Deficits on one side can be diagnosed with the two sensor plate fort he left and right leg.
Various tests can ascertain important parameter for balance.
Easy and fast application.
Since all-day movements are the basis for the diagnostics with Leonardo mechanography, measurements can be done without laborious preparations.
The average time for a single measurement is about 1 minute including preparation. A standard assessment for example can be performed in less than 5 minutes
The combination with pQCT
In sports and especially in basic studies more and more the influence of muscle function and sport specific training on bone parameter is investigated. With the extremely low radiation dose and the determination of bone density, bone geometry and muscle parameter like cross sectional area and density pQCT is the perfect combination for Leonardo mechanography to characterise and to document changes of the muscle-bone unit.