Active feedback gait retraining alters foot pressure patterns and reduces knee adduction moment in an anterior cruciate ligament reconstructed population
The purpose of this study was to test the efficacy of a gait retraining method using active feedback to change the KAM by sensing lateral foot pressure and retraining to produce a medial weight transfer at the foot
The paper describes a single body-mounted sensor that integrates accelerometers, gyroscopes,
compasses, barometers, a GPS receiver, and a methodology to process the data for biomechanical studies.
Keywords trauma patients, ground reaction forces, pressure distribution, real life motion patterns Background: Protecting a healing injury to the lower extremity often requires limiting the forces applied through ambulation. Lower extremity postoperative patients navigate a wide variety of terrains and obstacles once they regain mobility but are still in recovery. These terrains influence the peak […]