Gait and foot clearance parameters obtained using shoe-worn inertial sensors in a large-population sample of older adults

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Title
Gait and foot clearance parameters obtained using shoe-worn inertial sensors in a large-population sample of older adults
Journal
Sensors
Author(s)
Dadashi F., Mariani B., Rochat S., Bula C.J., Santos-Eggimann B., Aminian K.
ISSN
1424-8220
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
14
Number
1
Pages
443-457
Language
english
Abstract
In order to distinguish dysfunctional gait; clinicians require a measure of reference gait parameters for each population. This study provided normative values for widely used parameters in more than 1400 able-bodied adults over the age of 65. We also measured the foot clearance parameters (i.e., height of the foot above ground during swing phase) that are crucial to understand the complex relationship between gait and falls as well as obstacle negotiation strategies. We used a shoe-worn inertial sensor on each foot and previously validated algorithms to extract the gait parameters during 20 m walking trials in a corridor at a self-selected pace. We investigated the difference of the gait parameters between male and female participants by considering the effect of age and height factors. Besides; we examined the inter-relation of the clearance parameters with the gait speed. The sample size and breadth of gait parameters provided in this study offer a unique reference resource for the researchers.
Keywords
gait, elderly, foot clearance, ambulatory system, sensor fusion, reference data
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Web of science
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Yes
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