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Yoshifumi Kijima, Ryoji Kiyama, Masaki Sekine, Toshiyo Tamura, Toshiro Fujimoto, Tetsuo Maeda and Tadasu Ohshige

reduces activities of daily living and quality of life; therefore, regaining independent gait is an important goal in the rehabilitation of stroke patients. An objective assessment of gait quality is essential for the effective improvement of gait function. Assessment of the gait function in stroke

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Marcus J. Brown, Laura A. Hutchinson, Michael J. Rainbow, Kevin J. Deluzio and Alan R. De Asha

global descriptor of gait quality, 1 and thus is a fundamental outcome measure in any gait assessment. Several other commonly used outcome variables, such as ground reaction forces, 2 joint moments and powers, 3 and minimum toe clearance, 4 are affected by changes in walking speed

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Michiel Punt, Sjoerd M. Bruijn, Ingrid G. van de Port, Ilona J.M. de Rooij, Harriet Wittink and Jaap H. van Dieën

statistical significance. The number of walking bouts increased significantly (Table  4 ). Of the gait quality characteristics, stride time increased and the smoothness of walking (index of harmonicity in the vertical direction) decreased after PBT (Table  4 ). Table 4 Daily-Life Gait Characteristics T0 T1

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Roberta Gaspar, Natalia Padula, Tatiana B. Freitas, João P.J. de Oliveira and Camila Torriani-Pasin

time after the injury (<6 mo). Low Fleerkotte et al 33 N = 12 subjects SCI level = C2-L2 4 tetraplegics/8 paraplegics AIS C-D DO: 2 subjects Assess the feasibility and effectiveness of a gait program assisted by robotic controlled impedance in the ability and gait quality of individuals with SCI. 8 wk

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Katie J. Thralls and Susan S. Levy

their dominant arm in the time allotted. Repetitions that were not counted included excessive arm swinging or failure to complete the full range of motion. Mobility/agility: This comprehensive function, combining lower body strength and gait quality, was measured with the 8-foot up and go (8ft UG

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Matthew J. Major, José L. Zavaleta and Steven A. Gard

walking with each prosthetic stiffness condition. The accommodation time was provided until participants felt comfortable and confident walking with the device, and the prosthetist confirmed adequate gait quality. The protocol involved subjects walking over level ground at 2 self-selected speeds (average

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Karim Korchi, Frédéric Noé, Noëlle Bru and Thierry Paillard

-4); and BF (BF-2, BF-3, and BF-4) groups are represented by dots and their associated mean point by large black squares. On the individuals’ factor map (b), gray areas illustrate an evolution of the majority of variable which characterized an improvement of gait quality, whereas blank areas rather

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Jonathan Leo Ng, Chris Button, Dave Collins, Susan Giblin and Gavin Kennedy

.J. , Holton , M.D. , Bingham , D.D. , Collings , P.J. , … Stratton , G. ( 2018 ). Profiling movement and gait quality characteristics in pre-school children . Journal of Motor Behavior, 50 ( 5 ), 557 – 565 . doi:10.1080/00222895.2017.1375454 10.1080/00222895.2017.1375454 Clark , J

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Francisco Alvarez-Barbosa, Jesús del Pozo-Cruz, Borja del Pozo-Cruz, Antonio García-Hermoso and Rosa María Alfonso-Rosa

quality of life. The keywords referring to the population, intervention, comparison, and outcomes that shaped the search strategy used included aged , older people , institutionalized , nursing home , vibration , WBV , fall , muscle strength , balance , gait , quality of life