SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1990

Gait Dynamics with Step Height Alterations


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.

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Schieb, DA
Kistler Instrument Corporation, Amherst, NY
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Developed by Committee: F13
Pages: 28–38
DOI: 10.1520/STP15499S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5156-7
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1408-1