Accelerometry based assessment of gait parameters in children

Herre Faber, H. vd Hoeven, S. van Ipenburg, Robert C. van R.C. van Rob C. Van R.C. van Lummel, Nancy Blockhuis, B. Nienhuis, Sander S.C. Heikens, Mirko Brandes, Wiebren Zijlstra, Dieter Rosenbaum, C.B. Caroline B. Terwee, R.M.A. van der Rienk M.A. vam der Slikke, Rob J. R.J. Benink, Wil G.H W.G.H. Meijers, H.C.W. Henrica C W de Vet, Fabio Pitta, Thierry Troosters, Martijn A. Spruit, Marc Decramer, Rik GosselinkP. Thoumie, M.J. Forward, F.S. Plasschaert, Lex Burdorf, Judith Windhorst, Allard J. van der Beek, Henk F. van der Molen, Paul H.J.J. Swuste, Maurice M.J.A. Janssen, Rianne Pas, Jos Aarts, Yvonne Janssen-Potten, Johan Vles, S.A.T.v. Sjors van Pinxteren, R.J. Robert Stokroos, Herman Kingma, A.J. Pas, A.F.J. Aarts, C.I.H.C. Nabuurs, Y. Janssen, Lidwine B. Mokkink, Rienk M.A. van der Slikke, Rob C R.C. van Lummel, L.M. Lex M Bouter, H.C.W. Henrica C W de Vet, S.J. de Witte, L. Wetzels, Vanessa S. Probst, I.D. van der Peijl, T.P.M. Vliet Vlieland, M.I.M. Versteegh, J.J. Lok, M. Munneke, R.A.E. Dion, Y. Bulthuis, M. Vollenbroek-Hutten, H.J. Hermens, L. Vendrig, B. Roozenburg, M. van der Wal, A.E. Lisowski, D.W. Murray, L.A. Lisowski, H. Creusen, E. Witvrouw, J. Victor, J. Bellemans, B. Rock, R. Verdonk, C.D. Spenkelink, M.M.R. Hutten, B.O.L. Greitemann, P.F. Schillemans, O.G. Meijer, N. van den Dikkenberg, Jaap H van J.H. van Dieën, B. Pijls, P.I.J.M. Wuisman, M. Uiterwaal, M.S. van Dam, G.J. Kok, F.J. Vogelaar, A.H.M. Taminiau, P. Derycke, P. Vilella, S. Loonbeek, K. Schuffelers, Z. de Jong, A.H. Zwinderman, G.J. Tijhuis, J.M.W. Hazes, E.B.C. Glerum, H.J. J. Busser, J. Ott, R. Blank, W.G. de Korte, Peter H. P.H. Veltink, Hans B.J. Bussmann, W. de Vries, W.I.J. Wim L.J. Martens, G. A. Kerkhof, Frank Koelma, Henry M. Franken, Tea-Woo Kim, Yong-Wook Kim, O. Abrahin, R. P. Rodrigues, V.C. Nascimento, M.E. Da Silva-Grigoletto, E.C. Sousa, A.C. Marçal, Hans Van Remoortel, Yogini Raste, Zafeiris Louvaris, Santiago Giavedoni, Chris Burtin, Daniel Langer, Frederick Wilson, Roberto Rabinovich, Ioannis Vogiatzis, Nicholas S Hopkinson, Kimberley S. Schooten, Sietse M Rispens, Petra J M Elders, Paul Lips, Mirjam Pijnappels, M. Andersson, C. Janson, M. Emtner, R. Sena, Nicole E. Holt, Sanja Percac-Lima, Laura A. Kurlinski, C. Thomas Julia, Paige M. Landry, Braidie Campbell, Nancy Latham, Pengsheng Ni, Alan Jette, Suzanne G. Leveille, Johnathan F. Bean, Maria Cristina Bisi, Federico Riva, Rita Stagni, Filiz Altuğ, Feridun Acar, Göksemin Acar, Uğur Cavlak, Ho-Chun Choi, Ki Young Son, Belong Cho, Sang Min Park, Sung-Il Cho

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to examine if spatio-temporal gait parameters in healthy children can be determined from accelerations measured at the lower trunk as has been demonstrated in adults, previously. Twenty children aged 3-16 years, participated in a protocol that involved repeated walks of different distances in an indoor environment. During walking, accelerations were measured by three orthogonally mounted acceleration sensors in a small wireless device (DynaPort MiniMod) that was attached to the lower back. Based on an inverted pendulum approach, spatio-temporal gait parameters and walking distances were computed from the acceleration signals. Results were compared to video observations and known walking distances and durations. Steps were successfully detected in 99.6+/-0.6% of all observed steps (n=5554). On average, walking distance was accurately estimated (100.6+/-3.3%, range 93-106.7%). No correlation was found between the number of miscounted steps and the total number of steps or the age of the subject. It can be concluded that the use of an inverted pendulum model provides the possibility to estimate spatio-temporal gait parameters in children as well as in adults. The method allows an inexpensive and comfortable assessment of gait parameters in children, is applicable in controlled, indoor environments and could be tested for applicability under free living conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGait & posture
Pages482-486
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2006

Publication series

NameGait & posture
Volume10

Keywords

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  • 1997
  • 2014
  • 29
  • 440-445
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  • 9
  • Acceleration
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Activities of Daily Living: classification
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aging
  • Aging: physiology
  • Ambulatory
  • Ambulatory: instrumentation
  • Ambulatory: methods
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Arthroplasty
  • Bicycling
  • Bicycling: physiology
  • Body Mass Index
  • Calorimetry
  • Child
  • Children�s motor development
  • Chronic Obstructive
  • Chronic Obstructive: physiopath
  • Chronic Obstructive: physiopathology
  • Comorbidity
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Coronary Artery Bypass: rehabilitation
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Exercise Test
  • Exercise Test: methods
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Exercise Therapy: methods
  • Factor Analysis
  • Female
  • Gait
  • Gait: physiology
  • Health Status Indicators
  • Humans
  • Indirect
  • Indirect: methods
  • Intervertebral Disc Displacement
  • Intervertebral Disc Displacement: diagnosis
  • Intervertebral Disc Displacement: etiology
  • Knee
  • Knee Joint
  • Knee Joint: physiology
  • Knee Joint: physiopathology
  • Knee: physiopathology
  • Knee: psychology
  • Knee: surgery
  • Longitudinal Studies
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Back Pain: etiology
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  • Lung
  • Lung: physiopathology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
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  • Osteoarthritis: physiopathology
  • Oxygen Consumption
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  • Pain: physiopathology
  • Pain: psychology
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  • Posture
  • Posture: physiology
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  • Quality of Life
  • Questionnaires
  • Regression Analysis
  • Replacement
  • Reproducibility of Results
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  • Respiratory Function Tests: methods
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Self-Assessment
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Sickness Impact Profile
  • Single-Blind Method
  • Smoking
  • Smoking: physiopathology
  • Stability
  • Statistical
  • Statistics as Topic
  • Statistics as Topic: methods
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Video Recording
  • Walking
  • Walking: physiology
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  • accelerometry
  • activities of daily living
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  • children
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  • physiotherapy
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  • sedentary behaviour
  • stability
  • step activity
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  • this article was submitted
  • treadmill training
  • uppsala university
  • validity
  • visual block
  • vol
  • études cliniques – analyse de la marche – ambulato

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