Gait Parameters Determination by 2D Optical Motion Analyzer System
In the present work, an optical motion-capture system combined with software for 2D clinical gait analysis is utilized to determine spatiotemporal gait parameters such as stride-length, cadence, cycle-time, and speed as well as joint angles. The developed system consists of a video camera with a maximum speed of 90 fps, LED markers, PC and technical computing software, which are developed for tracking markers attached to human body during motion and to calculate kinematics and kinetics parameters of human gait. Gait data of 60 subjects within the age group between 18 to 49 years are measured as part of an effort to develop normal walking database of Indonesian people. In the experiments, the subject is instructed to walk in a specially-arranged measurement area, which is calibrated using the Direct Linear Transformation (DLT) method. Before the measurement, the body posture of each subject is evaluated to ensure normalcy. To validate the system, the obtained gait data is compared to the available normal walking database, and the results obtained by the system show good compatibility.
Abdul Nassir bin Ibrahim, Meor Yusoff Meor Sulaiman, Wan Saffiey Wan Abdullah, Mohd Reusmaazran Yusof, Amry Amin Abas and Khairiah Mohd Yazid
A. I. Mahyuddin et al., "Gait Parameters Determination by 2D Optical Motion Analyzer System", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 83, pp. 123-129, 2011