Gait evaluation of overground walking and treadmill walking using compass-type walking model

Yousuke Nagata, Masayoshi Yamamoto, Shigeyuki Funabiki

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Abstract

A treadmill is a useful apparatus for the gait training and evaluation. However, many differences are reported between treadmill and overground walking. Experimental comparisons of the muscle activity of the leg and the heart rate have been carried out. However, the dynamic comparison has not been performed. The dynamic evaluation of the overground walking and the treadmill walking using a compass-type walking model (CTWM) which is a simple bipedal walking model, then their comparison is discussed. It is confirmed that the walking simulation using the CTWM can simulate the difference of that walk it is clarified that there are the differences of the kick impulse on the ground and the turning impulse of the foot to the variation of the belt speed and then differences are the main factor of two walking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1212-1219+6
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems
Volume129
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Compass-type walking model
  • Gait evaluation
  • Overground walking
  • Treadmill walking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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