Calculation of the speed of walking of individuals with transfemoral amputation fitted with bone-anchored prosthesis

Robert-Leblanc, Catheryne, Pinard, Veronique, Ballaz, Laurent, & Frossard, Laurent (2013) Calculation of the speed of walking of individuals with transfemoral amputation fitted with bone-anchored prosthesis. In 2013 O&P World Congress, 18-21 September 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA.


Typically, the walking ability of individuals with a transfemoral amputation (TFA) can be represented by the speed of walking (SofW) obtained in experimental settings. Recent developments in portable kinetic systems allow assessing the level of activity of TFA during actual daily living outside the confined space of a gait lab. Unfortunately, only minimal spatio-temporal characteristics could be extracted from the kinetic data including the cadence and the duration on gait cycles. Therefore, there is a need for a way to use some of these characteristics to assess the instantaneous speed of walking during daily living. The purpose of the study was to compare several methods to determine SofW using minimal spatial gait characteristics.

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ID Code: 83134
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Osseointegration, Bone-anchored prosthesis, Implant, Amputation, Rehabiliation
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Rehabilitation Engineering (090305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 07 Apr 2015 04:51
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2015 01:26

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