ABOUT

Gatherer Systems was founded by renowned physiotherapist Don Gatherer, as a result of 35 years of experience in professional sports physiotherapy. From this work he realised the potential for objective analysis of the forces exerted on the neuromusculoskeletal system.

 

Gatherer Systems firstly created the Harness so that forces could be applied to all parts of the body, including the neck, in a safe manner that decreases any unwanted strains eliminating the risk of injury or exacerbating existing conditions.

 

After a visit to the Red Bull simulator with Mark Webber, Don realised that the high end F1 force sensor systems were ideal for adaptive technology transfer into neuromusculoskeletal analysis of the human body, the journey had begun.  Gatherer Systems then began to research technologies that had the capability to precisely measure the level of force applied to the body during training and rehabilitation; this is where Don discovered the load cells that are used in F1 motorsport to record the forces that are exerted on the car during a race. He soon realised this load cell technology was the one he was looking for.

 

The next step of the journey was creating bespoke software that could harness the data to enable it to be analysed objectively.  The result is the Analysis Suite, a ground-breaking step forward for the clinical management of the neuromusculoskeletal system.

 

THE IDEA

Frustrated by a lack of objectivity in physical medicine, Don Gatherer began researching load cell technology as a potential means to analysing the neuro-musculoskeletal system.

 

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