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Three-Dimensional Adults Gait Pattern – Reference Data for Healthy Adults Aged Between 20 and 24

  • Katarzyna Jochymczyk-WoźniakEmail author
  • Katarzyna Nowakowska
  • Robert Michnik
  • Marek Gzik
  • Dominik Kowalczykowski
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 925)

Abstract

The research aimed to identify the standards of gait-related kinematic quantities and normalcy indices of the Gillette Gait Index related to adults aged between 20 and 24. In addition, it was decided to compare the standard obtained for adults with the gait standard of children. The study group consisted of 32 healthy adults aged 20 to 24. The tests were performed using the BTS Smart system. The original applications developed in the Matlab environment for all of the children subjected to the tests enabled the identification of the Gillette Gait Index (GGI). Detailed analysis involved a set of sixteen variables describing gait kinematics; the above-named variables are used when creating the GGI. Within the framework of this work, a comparative statistical analysis of 16 parameters constituting the GGI was performed between the groups of adults and children. This analysis showed statistically significant differences for 9 variables. The results obtained in this work indicate that there is the necessity of using adequate gait norm for a particular age. The obtained parameter values of the GGI were also compared with results obtained by other authors. The identified trajectories of the kinematic quantities can be used as normative in relation to adult patients.

Keywords

Gait analysis Normal pattern Gillette Gait Index Kinematics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katarzyna Jochymczyk-Woźniak
    • 1
    Email author
  • Katarzyna Nowakowska
    • 1
  • Robert Michnik
    • 1
  • Marek Gzik
    • 1
  • Dominik Kowalczykowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biomechatronics, Faculty of Biomedical EngineeringSilesian University of TechnologyZabrzePoland
  2. 2.Students Scientific “BIOKREATYWNI”, Faculty of Biomedical EngineeringSilesian University of TechnologyZabrzePoland

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