Correlates between kinematics and baropodometric measurements for an integrated in-vivo assessment of the segmental foot function in gait

Claudia Giacomozzi, Alberto Leardini, Paolo Caravaggi

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Abstract

Baropodometry and multi-segmental foot kinematics are frequently employed to obtain insight into the mechanics of the foot-ground interaction in both basic research and clinical settings. However, nothing hitherto has been reported on the full integration of kinematics with baropodometric parameters, and only a few studies have addressed the association between intersegmental kinematics and plantar loading within specific foot regions. The aim of this study was to understanding the relationships between foot joint mobility and plantar loading by focusing on the correlation between these two measures.An integrated pressure-force-kinematics system was used to measure plantar pressure and rotations between foot segments during the stance phase of walking in 10 healthy subjects. An anatomically-based mask was applied to each footprint to obtain six regions according to the position of the markers; hence each kinematic segment was paired with a corresponding area of the plantar surface. Relationships between segmental motion and relevant baropodometric data were explored by means of correlation analysis.Negative, weak-to-moderate correlations (R2

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2654-2659
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Biomechanics
Volume47
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 22 2014

Keywords

  • Anatomical masking
  • Baropodometry
  • Correlation
  • Foot kinematics
  • Gait

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Rehabilitation
  • Biophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering

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