Vera Moniz-Pereira

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The purpose of this research was to study the sensitivity of lower limb joint kinematics and kinetics, calculated during different functional tasks (walking, stair descent and stair ascent) in a sample of older adults, to different pose estimation algorithms and models' joint constraints. Three models were developed and optimized differently: in one model,(More)
There has been a growing effort in restoring gait symmetry in clinical conditions associated with pronounced gait asymmetry. A prerequisite to achieve this is that the chosen approach can accurately assess symmetry and detect/impose changes that exceed the natural day to day variability. Global symmetry indices are superior to local and discrete indices(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Trunk kinematics and kinetics can contribute to more detailed information on gait impairment, however, data about reliability and measurement error of multi-segment trunk on three-dimensional gait analysis (3DGA) is lacking. The aim of this study is to investigate test-retest reliability and MDC of 3DGA kinematic and kinetic data in a(More)
The forces produced by the muscles can deliver energy to a target segment they are not attached to, by transferring this energy throughout the other segments in the chain. This is a synergistic way of functioning, which allows muscles to accelerate or decelerate segments in order to reach the target one. The purpose of this study was to characterize the(More)
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