Computation of spatio-temporal parameters in level walking using a single inertial system in lean and obese adolescents

Veronica Cimolin, Paolo Capodaglio, Nicola Cau, Manuela Galli, Cristina Santovito, Alessandra Patrizi, Gabriella Tringali, Alessandro Sartorio

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Abstract

In recent years, the availability of low-cost equipment capable of recording kinematic data during walking has facilitated the outdoor assessment of gait parameters, thus overcoming the limitations of three-dimensional instrumented gait analysis (3D-GA). The aim of this study is twofold: Firstly, to investigate whether a single sensor on the lower trunk could provide valid spatio-temporal parameters in level walking in normal-weight and obese adolescents compared to instrumented gait analysis (GA); secondly, to investigate whether the inertial sensor is capable of capturing the spatio-temporal features of obese adolescent gait. These were assessed in 10 obese and 8 non-obese adolescents using both a single inertial sensor on the lower trunk and an optoelectronic system. The parameters obtained were not statistically different in either normal-weight or obese participants between the two methods. Obese adolescents walked with longer stance and double support phase compared to normal-weight participants. The results showed that the inertial system is a valid means of evaluating spatio-temporal parameters in obese individuals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-511
Number of pages7
JournalBiomedizinische Technik
Volume62
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 26 2017

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Keywords

  • gait
  • inertial sensor
  • obesity
  • validation

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  • Biomedical Engineering

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Computation of spatio-temporal parameters in level walking using a single inertial system in lean and obese adolescents. / Cimolin, Veronica; Capodaglio, Paolo; Cau, Nicola; Galli, Manuela; Santovito, Cristina; Patrizi, Alessandra; Tringali, Gabriella; Sartorio, Alessandro.

In: Biomedizinische Technik, Vol. 62, No. 5, 26.10.2017, p. 505-511.

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Cimolin, Veronica ; Capodaglio, Paolo ; Cau, Nicola ; Galli, Manuela ; Santovito, Cristina ; Patrizi, Alessandra ; Tringali, Gabriella ; Sartorio, Alessandro. / Computation of spatio-temporal parameters in level walking using a single inertial system in lean and obese adolescents. In: Biomedizinische Technik. 2017 ; Vol. 62, No. 5. pp. 505-511.
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