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New software version 1.2

The new 1.2 software version with many new features is available.

Today Microgate launched the new version of Optojump Next 1.2, which includes numerous new features, the most important ones being:

  • Gait Analysis: with the modular version it is possible to analyze not only an athlete's run but also his gait over a distance of a number of meters and with a resolution of 1 cm. Extraction of classic Gait Analysis data (Stance, Swing, Single Support, Double Support, etc.) for each foot separately.
  • New Treadmill Tests for run and gait analysis.
  • New Tapping Test.
  • Advanced management of Test Configuration Parameters.
  • Saving an Analysis: saving the status of a single test or of a comparison of two tests without having to reset all parameters when accessed. It is possible to associate notes and the trainer's signature, which will then be published in the report.
  • Saving a still-frame of the video as video overlay.
  • Differentiated results of right and left foot data also for Jump Tests.
The following is a list of the new features divided by module:

Athletes Module
  • Automatic foot length acquisition
  • Buttons for going directly to the Athlete card and the relevant tests
Test Module
  • New test types: Tapping and Treadmill Gait Test
  • New preset test types have been added (Drop Jump, optical reaction, acoustic reaction, optical-acoustic reaction, CMJ with free arms, Stiffness with free arms and -- in the Gait Analysis category -- Gait Test).
  • It is now possible to add a note before saving a completed test.
  • • Test type names have been changed:
    • Jump Test (previously called Flight/Contact Times)
    • Sprint and Gait Test (previously called Walkjump)
    • Treadmill Running Test (previously called Rolljump)
    • Treadmill Gait Test (new)
    • Tapping Test (new)
  • Automatic continuous test acquisition (looping) without having to save manually, with a configurable intermediate pause.
  • The predefined test types are easier to distinguish and separated from those created by the user.
  • The 'secondary' parameters of a test type, which previously could only be accessed under General Configuration (e.g. Minimum Contact Time, etc.) can now be associated with different values to the test type and also to a single test (level inheritance: general config., test definition, single test)
  • New 'Maximum Flight Time [ms]' parameter for Jump Tests
Results Module
  • Creating and saving Analyses, i.e. a set of certain viewing configurations with notes, signature, graphical notes on still-images, etc.
  • Multiple selection of tests to analyze using the usual Shift (contiguous selection) and Ctrl (discrete selection) functions
  • Editing a test note from the List Test (right button) or assigning it to another athlete
  • Editing an analysis note from the List Analysis (right button) or assigning it or renaming it
  • Generating PDF files for each test in the 'Test Analysis' window using the Print Screen button
  • In the View Tests window now you can view Optojump bars with turned on synchronized LEDs and all other information, as well as videos, graphs, and numerical data.
  • The 'lock' button allows to block scrolling Optojump bars when playing a test
  • Graph buttons have colors, which can be used as a legend for histograms and bars
  • For Sprint/Gait Tests the Numerical Data Table is divided into two pages, one being for run data and one for walk data
  • The Numerical Data Table for Tapping Tests is divided into four pages: left and right foot, left foot only, right foot only, left and right foot comparison
  • Improved Line Management Menu (right button on the Numerical Data Table) for managing deleted/highlighted lines.
  • Assigning the 'Starting Foot' of a test using the Line Management Menu, if it has not been defined before the beginning of the test or if it differs
  • Viewing the used foot (right or left) in the graph labels, in a numerical data column, and in the Optojump bar simulator using a graphical footprint (proportionally resized depending on the interrupted LEDs)
  • Customizing logos and personal data of your office/company in print reports.

Video Analysis Module

  • Video overlay image: drawing on a still pictures using the graphical tools, save as overlay image, and save or hide it when playing a video
  • Saving an analyzed still picture on a disc and in the Print Report with note and name
  • Using the Shift-and-click function on a web cam video in 'Compare Test' both images of the comparison are imported into the Video Analysis Module; the images are saved side-by-side in the Report.
  • Sample Ruler and Line with measure: calculating and measuring using a known sample as reference (e.g. a step)
Utility Module 
  • Changes in the way Anglo-Saxon measures are managed (height and steps now are in inch.decimal, whereas distances are in yards,ft.inch.decimal)
  • Under 'Optojump HW Test' interrupted LEDs (e.g. because of hills or obstacles) can easily be detected and excluded from the test results using a filter.
  • Exporting a complete database containing athletes, tests, videos, and images to a compressed format (.OJN file)
  • Importing an .OJN file from another PC or from a backup
  • Duplicating the current database using 'Save as...'
  • Cleaning data choosing what to delete (all, only tests, athlete and group data, etc.)
  • Enhanced information management for netbooks with smaller monitors and little computing capacity
  • Viewing published news and events on the software 'Home Page'
  • Changes and improvement of some algorithms for step acquisition
  • Various performance enhancements and bug fixes
  • Better Logitech web cam driver management
  • Explanations, illustrations, and description of all terms and concepts used for Sprint Analysis: Step, Stride, Angles, Toe-Heel, etc.
  • Definition of all terms and concepts of Gait Analysis, Gait Cycle composition, Stance and Swing phases, intermediate phases of Load Response, Support and Pre Swing, Single and Double support, etc.)
  • Inserting all formulas and algorithms in order to obtain calculated data (speed, acceleration, energy, height, etc.)

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