STP1103

    Gait Dynamics with Step Height Alterations

    Published: Jan 1990


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    Abstract

    Walking ground reaction forces (GRF) were recorded from a quartz force plate, whose surface was positioned above, below, and level with respect to a level walkway grade. Significant differences in selected GRF measures were found between the level condition and step-up heights >25 mm and step-down heights >-14.7 mm. No differences were found between the level condition and a step-up height of 6.7 mm. Implications were discussed regarding alterations in gait dynamics, and suggestions were provided regarding additions of suprastructures to quartz force plates.

    Keywords:

    ground reaction forces, force plate, step height, shoe/surface interface, walking gait


    Author Information:

    Schieb, DA
    Biomechanics product manager, Kistler Instrument Corporation, Amherst, NY


    Paper ID: STP15499S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F13.11

    DOI: 10.1520/STP15499S


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