Journal article

Gait stability at early stages of multiple sclerosis using different data sources

L Eduardo Cofre Lizama, Sjoerd M Bruijn, Mary P Galea

Gait & Posture | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: People at early stages of multiple sclerosis have subtle balance problems that may affect gait stability. However, differences in methods of determining stability such as sensor type and placements, may lead to different results and affect their interpretation when comparing to controls and other studies. QUESTIONS: Do people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS) exhibit lower gait stability? Do location and type of data used to calculate stability metrics affect comparisons? METHODS: 30 PwMS with no walking impairments as clinically measured and 15 healthy controls walked on a treadmill at 1.2 ms-1 while 3D acceleration data was obtained from sacrum, shoulder and cervical markers and f..

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