Exploration of Metrics for Leg Length Discrepancy Using a Wearable Gait Analysis System Conference

Sebastian Marquez, J, Atri, R, Bai, O. (2018). Exploration of Metrics for Leg Length Discrepancy Using a Wearable Gait Analysis System . 2018-July 1-4. 10.1109/EMBC.2018.8513290

cited authors

  • Sebastian Marquez, J; Atri, R; Bai, O

fiu authors

abstract

  • The purpose of this study was to explore effective metrics for differentiating levels ofleg length discrepancy (LLD) using a wearable device. Design: A wearable device for measuring ground reaction forces and kinetic features was developed in this study. Participants: Eight volunteers without previously diagnosed LLD walked along a 120.0 m walkway with a 2.5 cm and 3 cm foot spacer to simulate LLD. Main Outcome Measures: The p-values of thirteen kinetic and kinematic metrics between normal and LLD walking. Results: Difference in stance time duration, difference in heel reposition time, and ratio difference of loading effect showed statistical difference between normal walking and simulated LLD walking. Conclusion: The metrics with statistical difference may serve as effective indicators oflow levels ofLLD and be implemented into a point-of-care system for gait analysis.

publication date

  • October 26, 2018

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) 13

  • 9781538636466

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 2018-July