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Toward a low-cost gait analysis system for clinical and free-living assessment

Cassim Ladha, Silvia Del Din, Kianoush Nazarpour, Aodhan Hickey, Rosie Morris, Michael Catt, Lynn Rochester, Alan Godfrey
2016 2016 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)  
We demonstrate the system is suitable for use in a clinical unit and will lead to pragmatic use in a free-living (home) environment.  ...  In this paper we present the development of a low cost analysis gait system built using entirely open source components.  ...  The system described herein facilitates gait assessment in any generic clinic or free-living environment.  ... 
doi:10.1109/embc.2016.7591086 pmid:28268692 dblp:conf/embc/LadhaDNHMCRG16 fatcat:bduahnf64nb3dmakfovddcvn6i

WEARABLE DEVICES IN CLINICAL GAIT ANALYSIS

Dariusz Mikołajewski
2020 Zenodo  
Portable, efficient, exact, detailed, early and cost-effective clinical gait analysis (CGA) has key influence for planning, development and assessment rehabilitation strategies and models, as far as for  ...  Remote integration of aforementioned solutions to hospital information system may provide better and more actual knowledge for clinical decision-making purposes.  ...  Acknowledgement Aforementioned research is a part of study "Novel quantitative and qualitative markers of gait in healthy people and patients with neurological deficit in clinical practice" conducted in  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4320748 fatcat:3aojgij4prf4bfd7w42llfp2ti

Towards remote healthcare monitoring using accessible IoT technology: state-of-the-art, insights and experimental design

G. Coulby, A. Clear, O. Jones, F. Young, S. Stuart, A. Godfrey
2020 BioMedical Engineering OnLine  
Longitudinal free-living assessment can provide a wealth of information on patient pathology and habitual behaviour, but cost and complexity of equipment have typically been a barrier.  ...  Lack of supervised conditions within free-living assessment means there is need to augment these studies with environmental analysis to provide context to individual measurements.  ...  Here, we investigate a low-cost IoT approach for where an individual could be holistically monitored in their home with a focus on gait/walking assessment.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12938-020-00825-9 pmid:33126878 fatcat:f5qlloh4nbffrfzn4w6lrzfxwy

Detecting free-living steps and walking bouts: validating an algorithm for macro gait analysis

Aodhán Hickey, Silvia Del Din, Lynn Rochester, Alan Godfrey
2016 Physiological Measurement  
258/300 words) Research suggests wearables and not instrumented walkways are better suited to quantify gait outcomes in clinic and free-living environments, providing a more comprehensive overview of walking  ...  analysis in prolonged uncontrolled free-living environments.  ...  AH, LR and AG are supported by the Newcastle 313 Biomedical Research Centre/Unit (BRC/BRU) at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation 314 Trust and Newcastle University.  ... 
doi:10.1088/1361-6579/38/1/n1 pmid:27941238 fatcat:h2azkiadpza7rmjtaeuirr6jxm

Validity of a wearable accelerometer to quantify gait in spinocerebellar ataxia type 6

Aodhán Hickey, Eleanor Gunn, Lisa Alcock, Silvia Del Din, Alan Godfrey, Lynn Rochester, Brook Galna
2016 Physiological Measurement  
Mean gait characteristics showed good to excellent agreement for both groups, although gait variability and asymmetry showed poor agreement between the two systems.  ...  We assessed the bias, agreement and sensitivity of gait characteristics derived using the instrumented walkway and the wearable.  ...  and Godfrey A 2016 Toward a low-cost gait analysis system for clinical and free-living assessment.  ... 
doi:10.1088/0967-3334/37/11/n105 pmid:27779133 fatcat:bs43xhrnvracvgvowsb76aizyy

Toward a Passive Low-Cost In-Home Gait Assessment System for Older Adults

Fang Wang, E. Stone, M. Skubic, J. M. Keller, C. Abbott, M. Rantz
2013 IEEE journal of biomedical and health informatics  
In this paper, we propose a webcam-based system for in-home gait assessment of older adults.  ...  The system results demonstrate the capability of being used as a daily gait assessment tool for fall risk assessment and other medical applications.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors acknowledge the contribution and support of the MU eldertech research team and the reviewers for their helpful comments in improving the paper.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jbhi.2012.2233745 pmid:24235111 pmcid:PMC3831173 fatcat:fmu33acrkvahhhpn2vqya5d7pe

The Role of Movement Analysis in Diagnosing and Monitoring Neurodegenerative Conditions: Insights from Gait and Postural Control

Christopher Buckley, Lisa Alcock, Ríona McArdle, Rana Zia Ur Rehman, Silvia Del Din, Claudia Mazzà, Alison J. Yarnall, Lynn Rochester
2019 Brain Sciences  
are specific to the neurological condition and clinical assessment.  ...  Disease-specific clinical scales exist; however, they are often susceptible to subjectivity, and can lack sensitivity when identifying subtle gait and postural impairments in prodromal cohorts and longitudinally  ...  measurements -Free-living measurements may be limited by recording time (if battery powered) or data storage (if data is stored internally on the device) Accelerometer -Low cost -Wearable, wireless  ... 
doi:10.3390/brainsci9020034 pmid:30736374 pmcid:PMC6406749 fatcat:dl3pewjvcvdvpfkwgqbyilwl3e

Wearables for independent living in older adults: Gait and falls

A. Godfrey
2017 Maturitas  
Wearable technology (wearables) are one approach to offer a viable means for ubiquitous, sustainable and scalable monitoring in habitual free-living environments.  ...  Highlights • Wearables can meet older adults' needs for independent living. • Gait assessment is a (bio)marker within ageing and different pathologies. • Measuring gait with wearables has been innovative  ...  Acknowledgements The author would like to thank Victoria Hetherington for providing assistance with proofing. Funding The author has not received any funding for this article.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2017.03.317 pmid:28539173 fatcat:zc2sjgjnr5ai7juejm2t5isqk4

Enhancing the Measurement of Clinical Outcomes Using Microsoft Kinect

Philip Breedon, Bill Byrom, Luke Siena, Willie Muehlhausen
2016 2016 International Conference on Interactive Technologies and Games (ITAG)  
We conclude that the use of games platforms such as Microsoft Kinect to measure clinical outcomes offer a versatile, easy to use and low-cost approach that may add significant value and utility to clinical  ...  We consider published applications that measure aspects of gait and balance, upper extremity movement, chest wall motion and facial analysis.  ...  The novelty of the Microsoft Kinect sensors is that they provide a low-cost solution for the real time measurement of image data which allows the tracking body and facial movements for analysis and manipulation  ... 
doi:10.1109/itag.2016.17 dblp:conf/itag/BreedonBSM16 fatcat:5v52j5fviraalm25n7irpxwgwu

Towards Mobile Gait Analysis: Concurrent Validity and Test-Retest Reliability of an Inertial Measurement System for the Assessment of Spatio-Temporal Gait Parameters

Felix Kluge, Heiko Gaßner, Julius Hannink, Cristian Pasluosta, Jochen Klucken, Björn Eskofier
2017 Sensors  
The purpose of this study was to assess the concurrent validity and test-retest reliability of a sensor-based gait analysis system.  ...  Test-retest reliability was assessed for five healthy subjects at three different days in a two week period. The two systems were highly correlated for all gait parameters (r > 0.93).  ...  The video tracking was performed with a rental system of the Simi Reality Motion Systems GmbH.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s17071522 pmid:28657587 pmcid:PMC5539856 fatcat:l26k6s3ozfbtnat2orxvpzitru

Continuous mobility monitoring: what is currently missing for a widespread deployment in clinical and research settings?

Tecla Bonci, Alisson Keogh, Silvia Del Din, Kirsty Scott, Claudia Mazzà
2020 Zenodo  
Therefore, a low-cost, easy-to-use and accurate approach that uses a technology that can operate in "real-world" scenario is mandatory for this aim; wearable inertial sensors are certainly ideal candidates  ...  However, it has been shown that free-living gait characteristics have better discriminative validity, especially in diseases characterised by specific mobility dysfunctions as in Parkinson's Disease [1  ...  Acknowledgements This work is part of Mobilise-D, a project funded from the IMI2 Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No 820820, which. receives support from the EU H2020 programme and EFPIA. We  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4463250 fatcat:z4oz2fdvwzcpdnirrk3nlu2qjm

An Overview of Smart Shoes in the Internet of Health Things: Gait and Mobility Assessment in Health Promotion and Disease Monitoring

Bjoern Eskofier, Sunghoon Lee, Manuela Baron, André Simon, Christine Martindale, Heiko Gaßner, Jochen Klucken
2017 Applied Sciences  
Mobility monitoring technologies demand research in sensor-based data acquisition and its subsequent analysis to support objective and clinically relevant gait analysis outside of conventional clinical  ...  flexible biomechanical analysis; (ii) smart shoes can be used to monitor gait, a highly stereotype movement that enables the automated assessment of functional biomechanics; and (iii) smart shoes enable  ...  [97] underlines this, reporting a shift of interest towards body-worn sensor-based systems for gait analysis.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app7100986 fatcat:zw5pmendk5cppgchgzo4bcukxi

Recent Trends and Practices Toward Assessment and Rehabilitation of Neurodegenerative Disorders: Insights From Human Gait

Ratan Das, Sudip Paul, Gajendra Kumar Mourya, Neelesh Kumar, Masaraf Hussain
2022 Frontiers in Neuroscience  
The review also examined the commercially available wearable gait analysis systems.  ...  This article reviews recent advances in technologies and methodologies for managing important neurodegenerative gait and balance disorders, emphasizing assessment and rehabilitation/assistance.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We acknowledge the support of the Department of Biotechnology, and Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, for providing the fund to carry out the work through their  ... 
doi:10.3389/fnins.2022.859298 pmid:35495059 pmcid:PMC9051393 fatcat:zwz7n4oz3fhvnhi4n7ut6y5lai

Experimental Validation of the Tyndall Portable Lower-limb Analysis System with Wearable Inertial Sensors

Salvatore Tedesco, Andrea Urru, Amanda Clifford, Brendan O'Flynn
2016 Procedia Engineering  
Algorithms are implemented in Matlab, and the scenarios considered simulate a free-living environment and exercises performed in a rehabilitation procedure.  ...  Thus, small-size low-cost wearable sensors are an emerging tool for biomechanics monitoring.  ...  Acknowledgments This publication has emanated from research supported in part by a research grant from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund under  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2016.06.215 fatcat:fdx3dpvulzcmdfoxff75nfcajy

Fall Prediction and Prevention Systems: Recent Trends, Challenges, and Future Research Directions

Ramesh Rajagopalan, Irene Litvan, Tzyy-Ping Jung
2017 Sensors  
Existing fall detection and prediction systems mainly focus on physiological factors such as gait, vision, and cognition, and do not address the multifactorial nature of falls.  ...  In addition, these systems lack efficient user interfaces and feedback for preventing future falls.  ...  Spatio-temporal variation in gait is a reliable indicator of fall risk, however, existing systems focus on gait analysis in clinical settings and are not geared towards continuous gait analysis in a home  ... 
doi:10.3390/s17112509 pmid:29104256 pmcid:PMC5713074 fatcat:padl7n3ztzhlzg3m7veoxxtj2e
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