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Wednesday, November 15 • 11:00 - 11:20
Comparing the gait analysis of a Kinect system to the Zeno Walkway: Preliminary results

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Pressure sensitive walkways are a commonly used measuring device for gait analysis. However, they can be prohibitively expensive for out-of-clinic measurements. An alternative approach to gait analysis is the use of a depth sensing camera (e.g., the Kinect). Our approach is to collect lower-body gait data using a single, inexpensive Kinect camera, with a line of sight perpendicular to the walking path. Participants with MS performed walking passes on a pressure sensitive walkway and in front of the camera. The following gait metrics were measured with both systems: step length, stride length, stride width, and stride velocity. We present the preliminary results of comparing gait metrics, showing Spearman correlations ranging from 0.857 to 0.976. These preliminary results suggest that inexpensive gait tracking may be a practical reality in non-clinical settings.

Wednesday November 15, 2017 11:00 - 11:20
Conception Bay North 180 Portugal Cove Road, St. John's, NL, Canada

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