Bertec Instrumented Treadmill

Bertec Instrumented Treadmill

The Bertec Fully Instrumented Treadmill allows researchers to reduce gait laboratory space requirements and remove the limitations inherent in a traditional gait walkway. The unique design results in superior dynamic characteristics and a high natural frequency making it the most trusted research-grade fully instrumented treadmill available on the market.

  • Independent motion control of each belt

  • Industry-leading accuracy

  • Ease of treadmill control

  • Variety of applications and ease of integration

  • Unique design features

  • Fully redesigned software solution

  • Create custom experimental protocols

Industry-leading accuracy

Bertec treadmills offer high quality data at precision-controlled speeds and accelerations. The system’s high natural frequency, low vibration drive system, and Bertec’s custom electronics enable independent and highly accurate 6-component load measurements output at 1000 Hz from each belt.

Unique design

Meticulously designed, the Bertec Fully Instrumented Treadmill is a split belt system with each side controlled independently (or synced) in both forward and reverse directions. With optional instrumented handrails and incline systems, you can expand your studies to collect more scenarios including upper and lower body forces up to 15 degrees.

Precision controls

Full-featured software not only enables precise velocity and acceleration control of each treadmill belt, individually or simultaneously, but also provides a space for triggered data capture with your lab equipment. The live view of force and center of pressure data, and step counting with customizable force thresholds allows researchers to visualize and verify outputs.

Protocol builder

Create custom treadmill protocols to operate your device with unique playlist-style functionality. Offers repeatability for experiments by saving protocols and highlighting your favorite playlists. Sync your data capture with your custom protocol for one-click operation during experiments.

Easy integration

Works with all major motion capture systems. Hardware sync allows your treadmill to integrate seamlessly into your lab. Triggered data capture enables external sources to start and stop your data collection. Remote control enables advanced programmatic control of your treadmill via a Python API.


Two independent force measuring belts, m (in): 1.75 x 0.5 (approx. 70 x 20) each
Max Load Range: N (lb) – Fx, Fy: 2,500 (550) Fz: 5,000 (1,100)
Speed Range: m/s (mi/h): 0-11.5 (0-25)
Acceleration: m/s2 (ft/ s2): 0-25 (0-82)
Total Walking Surface: m (in) 1.75 x 1 (approx. 70 x 40) 


Incline: Analyze uphill and downhill movements up to 15 degrees
Overhead structure and harness ensures patient safety and prevents falls and off track movements. Users can be comfortable and confident during testing.
Instrumented handrails available – each handrail outputs three components of force (Fx, Fy, Fz)


Unique design features result in superior dynamic characteristics and a high natural frequency making it the best suited treadmill for research
Split belt treadmill has two belts, one for each foot, which can be controlled independently in both forward and reverse with high precision at desired speed and acceleration
An incline feature can be added to the system for uphill analysis
Independent and highly accurate 6-component load measurement from each belt (Fx, Fy, Fz, Mx, My, Mz)
Works with any major motion capture system
Independant low vibration drive systems isolate each half from the other and ensures minimum interference in the data signal
One year standard warranty with optional maintenance packages

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