Analysis of the spatio-temporal gait parameters of transtibial amputees

Yuliana Ruiz-Piragauta, Brigette Paola Torres-Bello, Esperanza Camargo-Casallas
2018 Visión electrónica  
In this study we analyzed the spatio-temporal parameters (step length, step time, stride length, stride time, speed and rate) of three unilateral transtibial amputees in order to find the best gait pattern and this verify the adaptation of the prosthesis, using inertial sensors of the TECHNAID ® brand in order to make the diagnosis in an objective way; the data were processed using the MARCHA ET software of the DIGITI research group of the Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas. In this
more » ... study, were analyzed three subjects from the Hospital Militar Central (HMC) the cause of amputation is due to trauma caused by antipersonnel mines. It was found that subjects with unilateral transtibial amputation lean on more time and carry more weight on their healthy lower limb, which leads to an increase in mechanical demand on the knee joint of the amputated leg.
doi:10.14483/22484728.18386 fatcat:wpuupty6bve47die3naubxoizm