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Sensors, Vol. 19, Pages 5499: A Determination Method for Gait Event Based on Acceleration Sensors (Sensors)

A gait event is a crucial step towards the effective assessment and rehabilitation of motor dysfunctions. However, for the data acquisition of a three-dimensional motion capture (3D Mo-Cap) system, the high cost of setups, such as the high standard laboratory environment, limits widespread clinical application. Inertial sensors are increasingly being used to recognize and classify physical activities in a variety of applications. Inertial sensors are now sufficiently small in size and light in weight to be part of a body sensor network for the collection of human gait data. The acceleration signal has found important applications in human gait recognition. In this paper, using the experimental data from the heel and toe, first the wavelet method was used to remove noise from the acceleration signal, then, based on the threshold of comprehensive change rate of the acceleration signal, the signal was primarily segmented. Subsequently, the vertical acceleration signals, from heel and toe, were integrated twice, to compute their respective vertical displacement. Four gait events were determined in the segmented signal, based on the characteristics of the vertical displacement of heel and toe. The results indicated that the gait events were consistent with the synchronous record of the motion capture system. The method has achieved gait event subdivision, while it has also ensured the accuracy of the defined gait events. The work acts as a valuable reference, to further study gait recognition.

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