Gait analysis is of clinical relevance for clinicians. However, normal gait patterns used in foreign literature could be different from local individuals. The aim of this study was to determine the normal gait patterns and parameters of Peruvian individuals in order to have a local referent for clinical assessments and making diagnosis and treatment Peruvian people with lower motor neuron injuries. A descriptive study with 34 subjects was conducted to assess their gait cycle. VICON® cameras were used to capture body movements. For the analyses, we calculated spatiotemporal gait parameters and average angles of displacement of the hip, knee, and ankle joints with their respective 95% confidence intervals. The results showed gait speed was 0.58m/s, cadence was 102.1steps/min, and the angular displacement of the hip, knee and ankle joints were all lower than those described in the literature. In the graphs, gait cycles were close to those reported in previous studies, but the parameters of speed, cadence and angles of displacements are lower than the ones shown in the literature. These results could be used as a better reference pattern in the clinical setting.
|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||13th International Conference on Medical Information Processing and Analysis|
|Editors||Eduardo Romero, Natasha Lepore, Jorge Brieva, Juan David Garcia|
|State||Indexed - 2017|
|Event||13th International Conference on Medical Information Processing and Analysis, SIPAIM 2017 - San Andres Island, Colombia|
Duration: 5 Oct 2017 → 7 Oct 2017
|Name||Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|
|Conference||13th International Conference on Medical Information Processing and Analysis, SIPAIM 2017|
|City||San Andres Island|
|Period||5/10/17 → 7/10/17|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the Programa Nacional de Innovación para la Competitividad y Productividad (Innóvate Perú), an entity of the Government of Peru, for an Applied Research Grant, grant N° 203-FINCyT-IA-2013. The authors are in debt with all the voluntaries that participate in this project.
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- Gait analysis
- Gait parameters