The effect of weight on angle and base of gait

Mike 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
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 3 Sep 2018
EventInternational Association for Identification (IAI) International Educational Conference - Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Duration: 8 Aug 2017 → …
https://www.theiai.org/conference/2017/exhibitor/exhibitor_kit_2017.pdf

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ConferenceInternational Association for Identification (IAI) International Educational Conference
Period8/08/17 → …
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Gait
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Weights and Measures
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Keywords

  • Forensic
  • gait
  • analysis
  • angle
  • base
  • weights

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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, .
Curran, Mike ; Anness, Richard. / The effect of weight on angle and base of gait. Paper presented at International Association for Identification (IAI) International Educational Conference, .
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The effect of weight on angle and base of gait. / Curran, Mike; Anness, Richard.

2018. Paper presented at International Association for Identification (IAI) International Educational Conference, .

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