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Development of mature walking : Clinics in Developmental Medicine (Mac Keith Press) - David Sutherland

Development of mature walking

Clinics in Developmental Medicine (Mac Keith Press)

Hardcover Published: 14th December 2011
ISBN: 9780521412216
Number Of Pages: 277

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This important monograph summarizes a comprehensive study on the maturation of walking in normal children. Research, undertaken at one of the world's leading gait analysis centers, involved over 400 studies on a total of nearly 300 children in ten age-groups from one to seven years. Data are presented on anthropometric measurements; tests of developmental progress; time/distance parameters such as stride length and walking velocity; twelve joint angles on each side measured throughout the gait cycle; dynamic electromyography of phasic activity in seven lower-extremity muscle groups; and force measurements including vertical force, fore/aft shear, medial/lateral shear and torque. At each age, composite joint-angle graphs and time/distance parameters are brought together with film tracings of a representative child in that age group. In addition, advanced methods of statistical analysis have been applied to the joint-angle data to define prediction regions within which ninety-five percent of normal children should lie throughout the gait cycle. Finally, a "decision tree" is presented from which a fitted age can be inferred for a subject based on non-age-specific data gathered in a motion analysis lab. Practical applications are demonstrated in a chapter devoted to two case studies.

Modeling and prediction regions for motion data
Study plan
Anthropometric measurements and developmental screening
Time distance parameters by age
Joint angles and film tracings
Dynamic electromyography by age
Force-plate values by age
Age and gait
Relationship between neural development and walking
Relevance to clinical practice
Future directions
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ISBN: 9780521412216
ISBN-10: 0521412218
Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine (Mac Keith Press)
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 277
Published: 14th December 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.51

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