Photo of the Week: The ORI Gait Lab

The ORI Gait LabThe ORI Gait Lab

Our next instalment of the ‘Photo of the Week’ series features Shayan Bahadori’s image of the ORI Gait labThe series is a weekly instalment which features an image taken by our fantastic BU staff and students. The photos give a glimpse into some of the fascinating work our researchers have been doing across BU and the wider community.

Shayan is part of the Orthopaedic Research Institute (ORI) which is made up of a team of BU professionals who carry out world-leading research into Orthopaedics.

The ORI Gait lab is a world-class facility utilising the Motekforce Link GRAIL system that uses an instrumented dual-belt treadmill, Vicon motion-capture system and synchronized virtual reality environment next to three video cameras and electromyography. This is the best available equipment on the market and one of only 23 GRAIL systems in the world. At ORI we use the GRAIL to analyse function and malfunction of the hip and knee joint. Our research aim is to establish a database of normal hip and knee joint functioning, which can be used as a reference to identify abnormalities of joint function in people with hip and knee pathology.

If you’d like find out more about the research or the photo itself then please contact Shayan.

This photo was originally an entry to the 2017 Research Photography Competition. If you have any other questions about the Photo of the Week series or the competition please email