Enhancing the ability of gait analyses to differentiate between groups: scaling gait data to body size.

@article{Pierrynowski2001EnhancingTA,
  title={Enhancing the ability of gait analyses to differentiate between groups: scaling gait data to body size.},
  author={Michael R. Pierrynowski and Victoria Galea},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  year={2001},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={193-201}
}
One goal of gait analysis is to distinguish clearly between a set of abnormal gait values measured from a patient referenced to a comparable population. However, the comparable population is often composed of individuals of various heights and weights, which increases inter-subject gait value variation which reduces the ability of a statistical test to identify a set of gait data outcomes with evaluative properties. Therefore, scaling gait data, based on subject leg length and mass, is commonly… CONTINUE READING