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Low Density Pedoboragraphy as a Gait Analysis Tool

  • Ruopeng Sun
  • Tyler A. Wood
  • Jacob J. Sosnoff
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Abstract

Precise and objective evaluation of gait provides important information about an individual’s overall health and can be used to detect symptoms of motor impairment, determine appropriate therapeutic procedures, and monitor rehabilitation progress. There are various gait analysis techniques currently available, including the three-dimensional motion tracking and the low density pedobarography, etc. The relative low cost, high accuracy and consistency, and automated data analysis features make the low density pedobarography technique an ideal platform for quantifying the spatial and temporal gait characteristics in various populations. The following chapter will review the use the low density pedobarography in conducting gait and balance assessment. Topics covered in this chapter will include the primary outcome measures of gait analysis using low density pedobarography, the validity and reliability of the equipment, the applications of the technique in clinical populations, guidelines for use, and the potential applications in future research and clinical environment.

Keywords

Low density pedobarograph Gait analysis Spatiotemporal gait parameters 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruopeng Sun
    • 1
  • Tyler A. Wood
    • 1
  • Jacob J. Sosnoff
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Kinesiology and Community HealthUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Freeman Miller
    • 1
  • Sebastian I. Wolf
    • 2
  1. 1.duPont Hospital for ChildrenWilmingtonUSA
  2. 2.Movement Analysis LaboratoryClinic for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery; Center for Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery and Spinal Cord Injury;Heidelberg University HospitalHeidelbergGermany

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