Meet Dr. Chris McGibbon: a Research Partner to EmerGence client, Vitrak

May 2, 2016

‘The way that we walk is a lot like a fingerprint, it’s quite unique.’— Patrick Connor, ViTRAK

stepscan_logoIn an article published by CBC News recently entitled “P.E.I. company researching how people walk for new floor sensor products“, Sara Fraser wrote of EmerGence incubator client, ViTRAK: “In the not-too-distant future, you could soon be recognized by the way you walk — not just visually, but by the pressure of your footsteps in hidden floor sensors”. Click here to read the full story!

Charlottetown, P.E.I.-based  ViTRAK is a research and development company that already has a federal government contract to supply its gait analysis system, called Stepscan, to three Canadian hospitals. It’s now doing further research to recognize people by their gait.

Vitrak is a full member of the PEI BioAlliance’s EmerGence BioScience Business Incubation program.

This week we introduce you to one of Vitrak’s key research partners, Dr. Chris McGibbon of the Faculty of Kinesiology  at the University of New Brunswick.

Check out Dr. McGibbon’s ground-breaking work by clicking here!

ViTRAK is a Canadian Research and Development company has designed and developed Stepscan®, a Modular, High Resolution Calibration gait scanning and analysis system that is capable of monitoring multiple subjects, human or animal and is used within Health, Sports, Security & virtual training for the Military.