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Normalisation of gait data in children.

Stansfield, B, Hillman, S, Hazlewood, M, Lawson, Alistair, Mann, A M, Loudon, I R and Robb, J E (2003) Normalisation of gait data in children. Gait & Posture, 17 (1). pp. 81-87. ISSN 0966 6362

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The comparative effect of semi-dimensional (SD) and non-dimensional (ND) normalisation on the results of a longitudinal study of gait in 5–12-year old children was investigated. The use of both height and leg length in the normalisation was examined. Only ND analysis could be used to identify subjects with the same accelerations. ND analysis of the children's gait indicated that there was little change in the combination of step length and cadence used to achieve a particular velocity between 5 and 12. The first peak and mid-stance trough values of the vertical component of ground reaction force did not change with age. We recommend the use of ND normalisation rather that SD to allow comparisons between individuals of differing size and mass.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0966 6362
Electronic ISSN: 1879-2219
Uncontrolled Keywords: Walking; Children; Normalisation; Non-dimensional; Velocity; Step length; Cadence; Ground reaction force; Data analysis; Computer programs;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 612 Human physiology
000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QP Physiology
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 1829
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2008 12:34
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2013 14:58
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1829

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