Frequently Asked Questions about Clinical Gait Analysis
getting the patient to walk 'normally'
hitting the force-platform
effect of walkway carpeting
the special challenges of analysing children
effect of walking aids
effect of arm-swing on gait
Identifying segment locations
choice of motion analysis technique
2D vs. 3D
Smoothing & differentiation
interpolation of missing markers
filtering vs. curve-fitting
choice of cut-off frequency
accuracy of differentiation
Is standardization needed?
Body mass & Stature or limb-length
Velocity, cadence & stride length
Variability in joint moment & power patterns
Joint centre estimation
Hip-joint centre estimation
measurement vs. regression estimation
origin of ground reaction forces
passive vs. active dynamics
interpretation of joint moments and powers
how many steps do we take in a year?
muscle length-tension relationship & Hill model
And frequent administrative questions...
how much to charge for a gait analysis?
how to start a gait-lab?
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