Ground Reaction Forces in Gait: Statistical Analysis and Interpretation

Marasovic T., Cecic M., Zanchi V.

9th WSEAS International Conference on Simulation, Modelling and Optimization, Budapest, Hungary, 3 - 05 September 2009, pp.108-109 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Budapest
  • Country: Hungary
  • Page Numbers: pp.108-109
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


The locomotion biomechanics study provides very extensive and interesting material for investigating the physiological process involved and the neural mechanisms controlling the systems. Over the past few decades, multiple advances in bioengineering technology have permited precise analysis of many specific gait characteristics, such as joint angles, angular velocities and angular accelerations (kinematic analysis), as well as ground reaction forces, joint forces, moments and powers (kinetic analysis). In this paper, we present and discuss the results of measured ground reaction force data analysis, with emphasis on comparison between left and right leg. The tests were conducted on 40 subjects from student and employee population of our faculty, differing in age, sex, height and weight, using the AMTI force platform.