Development of a novel system to quantify the spatial–temporal parameters for crutch-assisted quadrupedal gait

Arito Yozu, Masashi Hamada, Takuya Sasaki, Shin Ichi Tokushige, Shoji Tsuji, Nobuhiko Haga

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Abstract

Patients with gait disorders often use bilateral crutches along with their own two legs. It is a kind of quadrupedalism. Crutch-assisted gait is usually described and evaluated qualitatively. In this study, we developed a system to quantify the spatial and temporal parameters for crutch-assisted quadrupedalism. Our system consists of walkway hardware and our originally developed software. We specifically extended the measurable area to 1200 mm × 4800 mm, large enough to measure crutch gait. Using our system, we could describe crutch gait precisely. Our system has a capability to evaluate differences between patients and changes within a patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-87
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Robotics
Volume31
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 17

Keywords

  • crutches
  • Locomotion
  • quadrupedal gait
  • spatial–temporal parameter

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