Examination of interlimb coordination of human asymmetrical gait

Akingson Chun Yep Khoo, Yi Ting Yap, Darwin Gouwanda, Alpha A. Gopalai

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Abstract

Gait analysis has always been an important area of research with its applications on clinical diagnosis, monitoring and rehabilitation. Any pathology to the musculoskeletal or neurological of the lower limb will cause a change in gait and the most common symptom being asymmetrical gait. For this study, interlimb coordination of asymmetrical gait induced by wearing a knee brace during stance phase was assessed through Normalized Symmetry Index (SInorm) of the vertical ground reaction force (VGRF), joint angles and moments of the hip, knee and ankle joint. Asymmetry was noted in the joint angles and moments but not in VGRF during abnormal gait. Of joint angles and moments, joint angles provided a clearer pattern of change in the waveform of the SInorm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, IECBES 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages680-685
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538624715
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2019
EventIEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (IECBES) 2018 - Sarawak, Malaysia
Duration: 3 Dec 20186 Dec 2018
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/8615983/proceeding (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceIEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (IECBES) 2018
Abbreviated titleIECBES 2018
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CitySarawak
Period3/12/186/12/18
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Keywords

  • Gait symmetry
  • Joint angle
  • Joint moment
  • Normalized symmetry index
  • Vertical ground reaction force

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