Most people probably think that a treadmill is a treadmill and that more bounce equals more shock absorption. But when you are trying to assess someone’s running gait the last thing you want is bounce. What you need is a solid treadmill that allows the runner to run as close to possible as they would on a road or pavement.
This is why gait labs don’t use gym treadmills as they are designed for bounce – but more on that another time. For our new treadmill we also had some additional requirements such as minimum visual interference with our 3D depth sensing cameras for our 3D Pro and 3D sport analysis.