Comparison of Functional Regression and Nonfunctional Regression Approaches to the Study of the Walking Velocity Effect in Force Platform Measures

in Journal of Applied Biomechanics
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The effect of walking velocity on force platform measures is examined by means of functional regression and nonfunctional regression analyses. The two techniques are compared using a data set of ground reaction forces. Functional data analysis avoids the need to identify significant points, and provides more information along the waveform.

The authors are with the Instituto de Biomecanica de Valencia, Universidad Politecnica, Valencia, Spain.