Mieux comprendre l’A.Q.M.

Vous travaillez déjà avec l’Analyse Quantifiée de la Marche. Vous êtes dans le milieu de la rééducation, vous êtes médecin ou ingénieur d’un laboratoire d’Analyse de la Marche, cette rubrique vous concerne.


Les 3èmes journées SAMMed-Protokinetics de formation et d’échanges entre utilisateurs Francophones de systèmes d’Analyse de la Marche simplifiée auront lieu à Nice, dans les Alpes-Maritimes (06), du lundi 27 mai au mercredi 29 mai 2019 en partenariat avec le Centre de Santé Rossetti. Le programme prévisionnel est disponible ici. Le premier jour (lundi 27 mai) est consacré à la formation pour les utilisateurs Zeno – PKMAS. Le deuxième jour (mardi 28 mai) est consacré à des communications sur l’utilisation de systèmes d’Analyse de la Marche simplifiée (Tapis de marche, centrales inertielles, …) Le troisième jour (mercredi 29 mai) est consacré à une formation à l’analyse clinique des Paramètres Spatio-Temporels. Le formulaire d’inscription est disponible ici.

Addressing limitations of the Gait Variability Index to enhance its applicability: The enhanced GVI

Arnaud Gouelle, Linda Rennie, David J ClarkShow, Fabrice Mégrot, Chitralakshmi Balasubramanian   Prior research has established the Gait Variability Index (GVI) as a composite measure of gait variability, based on spatiotemporal parameters, that is associated with functional outcomes. However, under certain circumstances the magnitude and directional specificity of the GVI is adversely affected by shortcomings in the calculation method. Here we present an enhanced gait variability index (EGVI) that addresses those shortcomings and improves the utility of the measure. The EGVI was further enhanced by removing some input spatiotemporal variables that captured overlapping/redundant information. The EGVI was used to reanalyze…
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Torquing the tibia

A small group of us are currently trying to tidy up certain aspects of the Conventional Gait Model (Newington, Helen Hayes, Davis, Kadaba, PiG, VCM) in such a way as to address a number of known problems but also preserves its strengths. We’ve had quite a bit of discussion about tibial torsion recently which flags a […]

Dates for 2016

Just before the year closes I thought I’d give some notification of activities we’ll be hosting at Salford next year.   CMAS Annual Scientific Meeting 6th and 7th April 2017 Keynote speakers: Thomas Dreher Andrew Ries (by video link) Nicola Fry Workshop on consistency of clinical intepretation Click here for more information    4th Salford […]

Coping with maternity leave

How do you ensure that staff going on maternity or paternity leave do not get deskilled during their period away from gait analysis? Here’s an idea to provide a regular knowledge update. The Verne mobile consists of  6 fully articulated Verne‘s allowing the user to set them in any desired pose. They are arranged in […]

Where’s the hip joint?

Most biomechanical models used in gait analysis require an estimate of where the hip joint is within the pelvis. The quest for the best equations to do this has become something of a Holy Grail within the gait analysis community. Andriacchi et al. (1980)  and Tylkowski (1982) were probably the first to propose methods for estimating […]

Electing a representative

One of the aspects of gait analysis that I didn’t cover in any particular depth in my book was how to select data from a number of trials that is in someway representative of the patient. I think one of the reasons for this is because I couldn’t easily get my hands on any data […]