A novel approach of performing gait analysis using radar technology

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dc.contributor.advisor Wang, He (Professor of Exercise Science)
dc.contributor.author Hall, Kerstyn August
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-13T15:36:08Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-13T15:36:08Z
dc.date.issued 2019-05-04
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/201690
dc.description Access to thesis permanently restricted to Ball State community only. en_US
dc.description.abstract PURPOSE: Radar use for gait analysis could lead to greater access for those in need, but more validation is needed before the radar can be used in a clinical setting. The purpose of this study was to develop a prototype radar system and algorithm that is comparable to the infrared motion capture camera system. METHODS: Twelve healthy young adults performed treadmill walking trials at three different paces; slow, normal, and fast pace. Spatiotemporal parameters were collected simultaneously by the motion capture system and a radar specially designed for the study. RESULTS: Findings revealed the fast pace walking trials presented the most highly correlated data between the two systems, with six out of the eight variables having excellent ICC values (> 0.90). CONCLUSION: Participants’ limbs are moving at higher velocities during the fast walking trails. These higher velocities resulted in higher frequencies in the radars spectrogram, allowing for easier data extraction. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Kinesiology
dc.subject.lcsh Gait in humans.
dc.subject.lcsh Human mechanics -- Analysis.
dc.subject.lcsh Continuous wave radar.
dc.title A novel approach of performing gait analysis using radar technology en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.) en_US


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