2018, Vol. 3, Issue 1
Differentiation of gait pattern between normal and hearing impaired males
Author(s): Dhiman Midday
The purpose of the study was to compare gait pattern of normal and deaf subjects. Four students were selected as subjects; among which two were normal and two more than 90% deaf. Gait action of the subjects was recorded using a high speed video camera. For comparison of gait pattern selected anthropometric and kinematic parameters were (i) walking speed (ii) cadence (iii) stride length (iv) stride width (v) arm velocity; (vi) duration of stride cycle (vii) stance phase (viii) swing phase (ix) double support phase and (x) single support phase. The recorded movements were analyzed using motion analysis software and the obtained data were statistically analyzed using data analysis software. The results indicated that walking speed was lower for deaf than normal subjects but the cycle duration and arm velocity were higher for deaf.
Pages: 1126-1128 | 537 Views 6 Downloads
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Dhiman Midday. Differentiation of gait pattern between normal and hearing impaired males. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(1):1126-1128.