“A Study on Gait Parameter Baesed on Partial Load of Foot for Training”

Satoshi Shimada, Shunichi Yonemura, Akira Suzuki

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Many methods of analyzing gait by foot pressure distribution time-sequential images have been studied. However, the measurement for training how to walk correctly is not yet established. In this paper we propose new gait parameters by which a walking instructor can teach directly how to move each part of the foot sole. These parameters are extracted by quantitatively evaluating the movement of heel, middle part and each finger. First, foot sole is divided into 10 parts by template matching. Then, partial load of 10 parts while walking is calculated. And finally, the following three kinds of parameters are detected, maximum load, phase at which partial load is maximum and duration of contact duration for each part of the foot sole. The experimental results show that the proposed method can be applied to training for a walking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-474
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Institute of Image Electronics Engineers of Japan
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • foot pressure distribution
  • foot sole
  • gait analysis
  • motion analysis
  • training for a walking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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