Objective evaluation of functional walking in stroke survivors

Jaap H. Buurke, Erik C. Prinsen*, Fokke B. van Meulen, Peter H. Veltink

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    Abstract

    Regaining balance function is often one of the key goals of stroke rehabilitation. Improvements in balance function can be the result of restitution or compensational strategies. In previous studies, the processes of restitution and compensational strategies have been established for straight-line walking. The development of these processes, however, are still largely unknown for other gait activities such as turning and side-stepping. Here, we present a fully ambulant gait analysis system that can be used for an objective evaluation of balance during functional tasks. The results of two individuals are presented: one individual with adequate balance function and one individual with impaired balance function. The analysis showed that the individual with adequate balance function was able to walk with increased instability when compared to the individual with impaired balance function. Based on these results, we conclude that the fully ambulant system is feasible for an objective quantification of balance function.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationConverging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation III
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR2018), October 16-20, 2018, Pisa, Italy
    EditorsLorenzo Masia, Silvestro Micera, Metin Akay, José L. Pons
    PublisherSpringer
    Pages551-555
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-01845-0
    ISBN (Print)978-3-030-01844-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
    Event4th International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation, ICNR 2018: Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation III - Pisa, Italy
    Duration: 16 Oct 201820 Oct 2018
    Conference number: 4
    http://www.icnr2018.org/

    Publication series

    NameBiosystems and Biorobotics
    Volume21
    ISSN (Print)2195-3562
    ISSN (Electronic)2195-3570

    Conference

    Conference4th International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation, ICNR 2018
    Abbreviated titleICNR
    CountryItaly
    CityPisa
    Period16/10/1820/10/18
    Internet address

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    Buurke, J. H., Prinsen, E. C., van Meulen, F. B., & Veltink, P. H. (2019). Objective evaluation of functional walking in stroke survivors. In L. Masia, S. Micera, M. Akay, & J. L. Pons (Eds.), Converging Clinical and Engineering Research on Neurorehabilitation III: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on NeuroRehabilitation (ICNR2018), October 16-20, 2018, Pisa, Italy (pp. 551-555). (Biosystems and Biorobotics; Vol. 21). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01845-0_111