A new summary index for kinetic gait data is proposed (Gait Kinetic Index - GKI), BASED on six kinetic selected variables: hip, knee and ankle moments and powers on the sagittal plane. This method was applied on a control group (CG) of 18 subjects and on 57 patients with diplegic Cerebral Palsy (CP). CP showed statistical different GKI value in comparison with CG. The same is for the sub GKI with the exclusion of GKI Knee Power. The GKI seems to be a promising tool useful to measure extensively the gait pathology taking into consideration kinetic aspects of gait pattern.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - Nov 16 2018|