Does external walking environment affect gait patterns?

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Title: Does external walking environment affect gait patterns?
Authors: Patterson, Matthew
Whelan, Darragh
Reginatto, Brenda
Caprani, Niamh
Caulfield, Brian
et al.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/8672
Date: 30-Aug-2014
Abstract: The objective of this work is to develop an understanding of the relationship between mobility metrics obtained outside of the clinic or laboratory and the context of the external environment. Ten subjects walked with an inertial sensor on each shank and a wearable camera around their neck. They were taken on a thirty minute walk in which they mobilized over the following conditions; normal path, busy hallway, rough ground, blind folded and on a hill. Stride time, stride time variability, stance time and peak shank rotation rate during swing were calculated using previously published algorithms. Stride time was significantly different between several of the conditions. Technological advances mean that gait variables can now be captured as patients go about their daily lives. The results of this study show that the external environment has a significant impact on the quality of gait metrics. Thus, context of external walking environment is an important consideration when analyzing ambulatory gait metrics from the unsupervised home and community setting.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright (published version): 2014 IEEE
Keywords: Personal sensing;Inertial systems;Gait analyisis
DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944249
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineerings in Medicine and Biology Society, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 26-30 August 2014
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