gait cycle

(redirected from walking cycle)

gait cy·cle

(gāt sīkĕl)
The gait cycle starts when one foot makes contact with the ground and ends when that same foot contacts the ground again. The cycle can be broken down into various phases and periods to determine normative and abnormal gait.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Given a human walking cycle, images sequence consists of T frames, the features of this human gait images sequence can be described as
(1) Discrete Fourier transforms: by dividing the walking images into C walking cycles as shown in Figure 3, we can find the start (end) of a walking cycle by finding the minimum point in Figure 5.
Given person p, the normalized feature matrix for walking cycle c can be expressed as
Figure 7 shows these three vectors for one human walking cycle.
(2) Normalization: Considering that different walking cycles have different frame count ([N.sub.c]), we need to "align" [N.sub.c] to a fixed value.
Given C walking cycles, we use the normalized [OMEGA](p, c) as the final features.
He calculated that a walker could not only take one step without energy beyond the initial nudge but could also execute the entire walking cycle powered only by gravity.