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.
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 3 Sep 2018|
|Event||International Association for Identification (IAI) International Educational Conference - Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
Duration: 8 Aug 2017 → …
|Conference||International Association for Identification (IAI) International Educational Conference|
|Period||8/08/17 → …|
Curran, M., & Anness, R. (Accepted/In press). The effect of weight on angle and base of gait. Paper presented at International Association for Identification (IAI) International Educational Conference, .