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2-D gait analysis of children with cerebral palsy using segmental markers and a markerless approach

Surer, Elif and Kasi, Patrick and Cereatti, Andrea and Bonato, Paolo and Della Croce, Ugo (2011) 2-D gait analysis of children with cerebral palsy using segmental markers and a markerless approach. Gait & Posture, Vol. 33 (Supplement 1), p. S25-S26. ISSN 0966-6362. Article.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2010.10.033


Marker-based movement analysis is frequently used in determining the lower limb joint kinematics of children with cerebral palsy (CP) during walking. Nevertheless, markers may cause uneasiness to the children and interfere with their natural walking patterns. They also require a set up phase, which inevitably increases the duration of a gait analysis session. To overcome such difficulties, a markerless approach is devised. However, markerless methods have not been routinely used in clinical practice due to a number of limitations. In this study we anticipate a 2-D hybrid approach which makes use of markerless methodologies and at the same time takes advantages of information readily available when underwear and socks are seen as “segmental markers”. The proposed hybrid method was compared with a marker-based method using a single acquisition system recording the same trials.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:6112
Uncontrolled Keywords:Lower limb joint kinematics, cerebral palsy (CP), 2-D gait analysis, segmental markers
Subjects:Area 09 - Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione > ING-INF/06 Bioingegneria elettronica e informatica
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze biomediche
Additional Information:Oral communication at the 11th Congress of the Italian Society of Clinical Movement Analysis, SIAMOC 2010, Ferrara, Italy, 4-7 October 2010.
Deposited On:08 Jun 2011 10:18

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