Journal article

Reliability and validity of the Microsoft Kinect for evaluating static foot posture

Benjamin F Mentiplay, Ross A Clark, Alexandra Mullins, Adam L Bryant, Simon Bartold, Kade Paterson

JOURNAL OF FOOT AND ANKLE RESEARCH | BMC | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The evaluation of foot posture in a clinical setting is useful to screen for potential injury, however disagreement remains as to which method has the greatest clinical utility. An inexpensive and widely available imaging system, the Microsoft Kinect™, may possess the characteristics to objectively evaluate static foot posture in a clinical setting with high accuracy. The aim of this study was to assess the intra-rater reliability and validity of this system for assessing static foot posture. METHODS: Three measures were used to assess static foot posture; traditional visual observation using the Foot Posture Index (FPI), a 3D motion analysis (3DMA) system and software designed t..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded in part by ASICS Oceania. All authors have received funding from ASICS Oceania either directly or indirectly via research grants or employment. Author RC designed the software and may at some stage release it either for free or at a cost.