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The effects of an ankle foot orthosis on cerebral palsy gait: A multiple regression analysis

F Wahid, R Begg, M Sangeux, S Halgamuge, DC Ackland

2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC) | IEEE | Published : 2015

Abstract

© 2015 IEEE. The aim of this study was twofold. Firstly, to develop a multiple regression normalization (MR) strategy to decorrelate physical properties and walking speed from spatiotemporal gait data in healthy children; and secondly, to use this MR approach to identify the effect of a solid ankle foot orthosis (AFO) on gait in children with cerebral palsy (CP). Spatiotemporal gait data during self-selected walking were obtained from 51 children with diplegic CP and 34 aged-matched healthy controls. Data were normalized using standard dimensionless equations (DS) and a MR approach. Stride length, stance time, swing time, and double support time were significantly different between children ..

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