The Velocity Effect on GEDEM Measurements

Nikos Papadakis, George Tzagarakis, N. Kampanis, Savakis K., P. Katonis, K. Stergiopoulos, D. G. Christakis

Abstract

Gait Evaluation Differential Entropy Measure (GEDEM) [1] is a new quantitative approach to evaluating the condition of a subject by monitoring the acceleration [2][3]. The approach is capable to identify medical conditions [2, 3] and is also not dependent on age, weight, height or BMI. The initial studies [4][5][6] required the walking on the ground along a straight line for 20-30 sec-onds. Due to the promising results of the method, work is currently carried out on a treadmill. The treadmill alleviates the constraint of long corridors, and ad-ditionally offers better control on the gait velocity, minimum deviation in the coronal plane, and less variability in the GEDEM values [7, 8]. This work in-vestigates the relationship between the gait velocity and the GEDEM. The gait velocity is a measurement parameter that influences the gait acceleration spec-trum and therefore it is expected to influence GEDEM values.

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Papadakis N., Tzagarakis G., Kampanis N., K. S., Katonis P., Stergiopoulos K. and Christakis D. (2009). The Velocity Effect on GEDEM Measurements . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Mobilizing Health Information to Support Healthcare-related Knowledge Work - Volume 1: Workshop MobiHealthInf, (BIOSTEC 2009) ISBN 978-989-8111-78-4, pages 3-12. DOI: 10.5220/0001811900030012


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@conference{workshop mobihealthinf09,
author={Nikos Papadakis and George Tzagarakis and N. Kampanis and Savakis K. and P. Katonis and K. Stergiopoulos and D. G. Christakis},
title={The Velocity Effect on GEDEM Measurements},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Mobilizing Health Information to Support Healthcare-related Knowledge Work - Volume 1: Workshop MobiHealthInf, (BIOSTEC 2009)},
year={2009},
pages={3-12},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001811900030012},
isbn={978-989-8111-78-4},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Mobilizing Health Information to Support Healthcare-related Knowledge Work - Volume 1: Workshop MobiHealthInf, (BIOSTEC 2009)
TI - The Velocity Effect on GEDEM Measurements
SN - 978-989-8111-78-4
AU - Papadakis N.
AU - Tzagarakis G.
AU - Kampanis N.
AU - K. S.
AU - Katonis P.
AU - Stergiopoulos K.
AU - Christakis D.
PY - 2009
SP - 3
EP - 12
DO - 10.5220/0001811900030012