Measurement over the central 5 m of a 10 - 15m walkway is most common (requiring a Coda unit on 3-4m from each side of the walkway), but many systems use 4 or even 6 Coda units to extend the measurement area where longer walkways are available.
The laboratory in the UGECAM Coubert in France is a typical example of a set up with 4 Coda units, with force plates (link to bookmark at bottom of page) in the central area.
Clinical gait laboratories will commonly have one or two force plates mounted in the floor and an integrated EMG system. All data from these third-party devices are synchronised and integrated using the Codamotion ODIN Software to produce automated reports featuring both kinetics and kinematic data on a controlled report template, customised to the needs of each user.
Data from EMG and forceplates are either fully integrated and displayed in real time (e.g. for force plates and some approved EMG systems) or automatically imported and integrated post-trial, depending on the type of time synchronisation available on the third party device.
The ODIN software suite provides the acquisition profiles, modelling, analysis and reporting capability to do repeatable gait analysis. A typical output will be in the form of a template report that is output into Word or similar, containing all key graphs, and which can be edited (to add comments etc.) before being finalised.