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Analysis of Foot Placement in Gait with Constant Lateral Disturbance

EasyChair Preprint no. 11331

6 pagesDate: November 18, 2023


The study of gait stability requires an understanding of the fundamental mechanisms that allow us to recover from a constant or intermittent disturbance. Correct foot placement has been identified as one of the most important measures for maintaining and recovering balance during walking. In this study, the Foot Placement Estimator (FPE) was evaluated as a measure of stability when a constant disturbance was applied to the gait of young individuals on a treadmill. Individuals reduced their step width in reaction to the disturbance, resulting in increased foot placement instability, particularly in the contralateral foot. This study confirmed the utility of the stability measure derived from the FPE in studies of gait stability, especially in disturbed gait.

Keyphrases: balance, external perturbation, foot placement estimator, gait stability

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  author = {Eduardo Mesquita and Rodrigo Gomide and Guilherme Villa and Marcus Vieira},
  title = {Analysis of Foot Placement in Gait with Constant Lateral Disturbance},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 11331},

  year = {EasyChair, 2023}}
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