Exploratory Gait Analysis using Wearable Technology

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Gait analysis is a rapidly expanding and evolving research area with application to biomechanics and rehabilitation. Current wearable technology that can be used to collect gait information is becoming more accessible in terms of cost and usability compared to lab counterparts which can be expensive and re- quire training to setup and use. This paper provides an exploratory analysis of knee angle versus angular velocity of the lower leg for six healthy participants for at four walking speeds (1.8 km/h, 2.7 km/h, 4.5 km/h, 5.4 km/h) on a treadmill and walking over the ground at 3.9 km, using the Xsens Inertial Measurement Unit. These phase portraits provide a rich data source for qualitative comparison. In future objective gait analysis based on suggested gait parameters can aid with rehabilitation of dysfunctional gait.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th Collaborative European Research Conference (CERC 2020)
EditorsHaithem Afli, Udo Bleimann, Dirk Burkhardt, Robert Loew, Stefanie Regier, Ingo Stengel, Haiying Wang, Huiru Zheng
Place of PublicationBelfast
PublisherCollaborative European Research Conference
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 20 Feb 2021
Event6th Collaborative European Research Conference - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 Sept 202011 Sept 2020

Publication series

ISSN (Electronic)1613-0073


Conference6th Collaborative European Research Conference
Abbreviated titleCERC2020
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • gait analysis
  • wearable technology
  • inertial motion capture
  • accelerometer
  • Xsens


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