black paper gait analysis

black paper gait analysis

basic gait analysis technique; timed passage of a patient (whose feet have been dusted with talc or chalk) to walk known distance along a black paper strip (e.g. 0.6 metre wide × 10 metres long); the resultant set of footprints is analysed for average stride length, cadence, angle and base of gait, foot outline and areas of high plantar pressure