An Investigation into the effect of weight on Angle and base of gait

Michael John Curran, Richard Anness

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    Abstract

    The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in angle and base of gait when a person carries weight. This was undertaken using a sample of 15 participants. Wearing their own footwear, participants walked across a surface dusted with talcum powder and onto a long length of black paper to record their angle and base of gait. Participants did this several times, carrying a variety of weights up to 15 kg. The results indicated that when participants carried a 15 kg weight to the front of their body, the base of gait increased, and the left (nondominant) foot abducted more than the right. When they carried a 15 kg weight to the left side of the body, the base of gait decreased, and the left (nondominant) foot abducted excessively and the right foot marginally.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)524-543
    Number of pages19
    JournalJournal of Forensic Identification
    Volume68
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2018

    Keywords

    • anglec
    • base
    • gait
    • forensic
    • podiatry

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