Quantifiying the stability of walking using accelerometers

J.H. Waarsing, R.E. Mayagoitia, Ruth E. Mayagoitia, Petrus H. Veltink

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    Abstract

    A dynamic analysis method is sought to measure the relative stability of walking, using a triaxial accelerometer. A performance parameter that can be calculated from the data from the accelerometer is defined; it should give a measure of the stability of the subject. It is based on the balancing forces as reflected in the power spectrum. Preliminary experiments have been done. The results suggest that the performance parameter can order different gait patterns in terms of relative stability. Further experiments are being set up to test the usefulness of the performance parameter in clinical applications and other parameters may be defined
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationConference Proceedings 1996 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 18th Annual International Conference
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherIEEE
    Pages-
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Print)CD-ROM 90-90100
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 1996
    Event18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1996: Bridging Disciplines for Biomedicine - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: 31 Oct 19963 Nov 1996
    Conference number: 18

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE
    Volume2

    Conference

    Conference18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 1996
    Abbreviated titleEMBC
    CountryNetherlands
    CityAmsterdam
    Period31/10/963/11/96

    Keywords

    • METIS-114259
    • IR-17364

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