TITLE

Commercial Video Frame Rates Can Produce Reliable Results for Both Normal and CP Spastic Gait's Spatiotemporal, Angular, and Linear Displacement Variables

AUTHOR(S)
Nikodelis, Thomas; Moscha, Dimitra; Metaxiotis, Dimitris; Kollias, Iraklis
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Applied Biomechanics;Aug2011, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p266
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
To investigate what sampling frequency is adequate for gait, the correlation of spatiotemporal parameters and the kinematic differences, between normal and CP spastic gait, for three sampling frequencies (100 Hz, 50 Hz, 25 Hz) were assessed. Spatiotemporal, angular, and linear displacement variables in the sagittal plane along with their 1st and 2nd derivatives were analyzed. Spatiotemporal stride parameters were highly correlated among the three sampling frequencies. The statistical model (2 × 3 ANOVA) gave no interactions between the factors group and frequency, indicating that group differences were invariant of sampling frequency. Lower frequencies led to smoother curves for all the variables, with a loss of information though, especially for the 2nd derivatives, having a homologous effect as the one of oversmoothing. It is proposed that in the circumstance that only spatiotemporal stride parameters, as well as angular and linear displacements are to be used, in gait reports, then commercial video camera speeds (25/30 Hz, 50/60 Hz when deinterlaced) can be considered as a low-cost solution to produce acceptable results.
ACCESSION #
65229017

 

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