Effect of viscoelastic constraints to kinematic parameters during human gait

T. Miyoshi, N. Sasagawa, Shinichirou Yamamoto, T. Komeda, K. Nakazawa

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of viscoelastic factors on human gait forms, limb segment angles, and endpoint trajectories during walking in water relative to their effect during walking on land. Basic motion analysis methods were applied for each walking condition, and the joint angular displacements are shown in a three-dimensional (3D) plot. The drag force had little effect on the human gait form and the angle between the planar plane of the stance and swing phases in the 3D plot. These results suggest that the joint angular displacement controller, which consisted of three inputs and the feedback signals of the joint torque, was adopted in the central nervous system. In addition, the foot contact information might include the transition of the joint angular displacement controller from the stance / swing phase to the swing / stance phase.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFMBE Proceedings
Pages2061-2064
Number of pages4
Volume22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, ECIFMBE 2008 - Antwerp
Duration: 2008 Nov 232008 Nov 27

Other

Other4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, ECIFMBE 2008
CityAntwerp
Period08/11/2308/11/27

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Keywords

  • Drag force
  • Foot trajectory
  • Joint angular displacements
  • Planar plane
  • Walking in water

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioengineering

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Miyoshi, T., Sasagawa, N., Yamamoto, S., Komeda, T., & Nakazawa, K. (2008). Effect of viscoelastic constraints to kinematic parameters during human gait. In IFMBE Proceedings (Vol. 22, pp. 2061-2064) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-89208-3_491