Pelvis motion analysis for gait phase estimation toward leg-dependent body weight support at different walking speed

Takao Watanabe, Yo Kobayashi, Masakatsu G. Fujie

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Abstract

Gait phase based body weight support can be an effective method for patients who possess different ability in each leg and who require different unloading forces between the affected and unaffected sides. To realize this concept, we proposed a gait phase estimation method from pelvic motion focusing on the feature of its quasi-periodic movement at constant walking speeds. In this study, we analyzed the relationship between the turning point of pelvic motion and the heel contact point at different walking speeds. The values of time lag were not constant at different walking speeds; rather they declined as walking speed increased. In addition, the results indicate that the turning points of lateral movement and vertical movement always occurred in advance of heel contact under 6.0 (km/h). Under this condition, the gait phase estimation method can be adopted if the time lag values at different walking speeds are prerecorded.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
Pages1590-1593
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011 - Boston, MA
Duration: 2011 Aug 302011 Sep 3

Other

Other33rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2011
CityBoston, MA
Period11/8/3011/9/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics

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    Watanabe, T., Kobayashi, Y., & Fujie, M. G. (2011). Pelvis motion analysis for gait phase estimation toward leg-dependent body weight support at different walking speed. In Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS (pp. 1590-1593). [6090461] https://doi.org/10.1109/IEMBS.2011.6090461