Teach-in '98

Step & Stride Length

Most computerised motion analysis systems provide a printout of the general gait measures, which includes step and stride lengths. For example, here's the report for the last Case of the Week:

Notice that the right and left step lengths are quite different: the right is 43.3 cm, while the left is 36.1 cm.

Look at the following definitions:

None of these definitions (by very respected researchers in the field), of a fundamental and seemingly trivial gait parameter, seem to agree!


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