Assessment of Gait Harmony in Older and Young People

Manuel Gnucci, Marco Flemma, Marco Tiberti, Mariachiara Ricci, Antonio Pallotti, Giovanni Saggio

Abstract

Recent studies have found that in normal human walking the stance and swing phases are approximately in proportion to , the golden ratio. This could provide an interesting tool in human gait analysis, in diagnosing pathological conditions or in analysing the walking performance of a subject. However, the assessment of gait harmony was provided in previous studies by means of optical systems, which are not ideal for clinicians, because of non-portability, high-costs, and necessity of expert supervisor skills. In addition, the assessment regarded mostly middle-aged or aged people. Differently, this work is based on wearable technology to sense human walking, and reports a comparison between elder and young people. Results demonstrate how elders adopt a walking style which better minimizes the energy expenditure.

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Gnucci M., Flemma M., Tiberti M., Ricci M., Pallotti A. and Saggio G. (2018). Assessment of Gait Harmony in Older and Young People.In Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: BIOSIGNALS, ISBN 978-989-758-279-0, pages 155-160. DOI: 10.5220/0006572701550160


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biosignals18,
author={Manuel Gnucci and Marco Flemma and Marco Tiberti and Mariachiara Ricci and Antonio Pallotti and Giovanni Saggio},
title={Assessment of Gait Harmony in Older and Young People},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: BIOSIGNALS,},
year={2018},
pages={155-160},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006572701550160},
isbn={978-989-758-279-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 3: BIOSIGNALS,
TI - Assessment of Gait Harmony in Older and Young People
SN - 978-989-758-279-0
AU - Gnucci M.
AU - Flemma M.
AU - Tiberti M.
AU - Ricci M.
AU - Pallotti A.
AU - Saggio G.
PY - 2018
SP - 155
EP - 160
DO - 10.5220/0006572701550160