Technologies and Techniques in Gait Analysis is a book edited by Nachiappan Chockalingam
Gait analysis is the study of the walking or running pattern of an individual. This can include spatial and temporal measurements such as step length, stride length and speed along with angular measurements of various joints and the interplay between various parts like the foot, hip, pelvis or spine when walking. Gait analysis can be used to assess clinical conditions and design effective rehabilitation; for example, following limb injury or amputation, or other disorders such as a stroke or Parkinson’s diagnosis. It can be used to influence intervention decisions, such as whether a patient should undergo surgery, further physiotherapy, or begin a particular treatment regime. Gait analysis can also be used in sports science to monitor and review performance and technique.
Gait can be recorded in a variety of ways, including pressure sensors, force plates, in-shoe pressure systems, through marker-based or marker-less systems using various cameras or sensors to calculate body positions in a set sequence of movements.
This book focuses on both the hardware systems for collecting data as well as data visualisation and mathematical models for interpreting the data. It is written by a range of international researchers from academia, industry, and clinical settings, providing a complete overview of gait analysis technologies suitable for an audience of engineers in rehabilitation technologies or other biomedical engineering fields.
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About the editor of Technologies and Techniques in Gait Analysis:
Nachiappan Chockalingam is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine. He is an Affiliate Professor at the University of Malta, a Guest Professor at the Guangzhou Sport University and a Visiting Professor at Sri Ramachandra University, India. He has established biomechanics research at Staffordshire and plays a pivotal role in the development and delivery of internationally recognised research in the areas of human performance measurement. He has published over 220 full research manuscripts alongside numerous abstracts, book chapters and lectures. He has served on the boards of and supported several international scientific communities. He is an Associate Editor for the ‘Footwear Science’, ‘Prosthetics and Orthotics International’ and ‘Rehabilitation for Musculoskeletal Conditions’ journals. He also reviews for several journals and grant-awarding bodies worldwide. His research has received funding from various international bodies including the European Commission and the British Council. He recently led a project in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics to support the development of Standards for Prosthetics and Orthotics Service Provision. His current activities at Staffordshire University focuses on translational research. He has played a pivotal role in bringing various allied health professionals to the wider biomechanics and medical engineering community.
Other Books by Nachi Chockalingam:
Origins and Principles of Clinical Biomechanics in Human Locomotion
Title: Technologies and Techniques in Gait Analysis: Past, present and future
Authors: Nachiappan Chockalingam
Publisher: The Institution of Engineering and Technology
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