Analyzing the Transfemoral Amputee Gait using Inertial Sensors - Identifying Gait Parameters for Investigating the Symmetry of Gait - A Pilot Study

Katja Orlowski, Harald Loose, Falko Eckardt, Jürgen Edelmann-Nusser, Kerstin Witte

Abstract

The amputation of a lower limb is a drastic event and it completely changes the life of the person. Current development of prosthesis is already advanced, but most of the affected persons suffer from changes in the gait which are visible to the general public. The gait of transfemoral amputees was investigated in the laboratory environment and is called asymmetric due to different facts: shorter step length, smaller velocity and smaller cadence. The use of mobile inertial sensors can be supportive in the rehabilitation process of these patients. That is why a pilot study is conducted to evaluate the gait of transfemoral amputees and compare their gait parameters with those of the healthy subjects. The purpose of the investigation is to identify gait parameters showing the asymmetric properties of the amputees gait. Eight parameters seem to be distinctive and descriptive.

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Orlowski K., Loose H., Eckardt F., Edelmann-Nusser J. and Witte K. (2015). Analyzing the Transfemoral Amputee Gait using Inertial Sensors - Identifying Gait Parameters for Investigating the Symmetry of Gait - A Pilot Study . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2015) ISBN 978-989-758-069-7, pages 258-263. DOI: 10.5220/0005250802580263


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@conference{biosignals15,
author={Katja Orlowski and Harald Loose and Falko Eckardt and Jürgen Edelmann-Nusser and Kerstin Witte},
title={Analyzing the Transfemoral Amputee Gait using Inertial Sensors - Identifying Gait Parameters for Investigating the Symmetry of Gait - A Pilot Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2015)},
year={2015},
pages={258-263},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005250802580263},
isbn={978-989-758-069-7},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2015)
TI - Analyzing the Transfemoral Amputee Gait using Inertial Sensors - Identifying Gait Parameters for Investigating the Symmetry of Gait - A Pilot Study
SN - 978-989-758-069-7
AU - Orlowski K.
AU - Loose H.
AU - Eckardt F.
AU - Edelmann-Nusser J.
AU - Witte K.
PY - 2015
SP - 258
EP - 263
DO - 10.5220/0005250802580263