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CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
1.1. UNDERSTANDING GAIT
Figure 1.1: Definition of Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Gait
1.2. CHARACTERISTICS OF AMPUTEE GAIT
1.2.1. Transtibial Amputee Gait
1.2.2. Transfemoral Amputee Gait
1.2.3. General Amputee Gait
1.3. METHODS FOR IMPROVING HIP STRENGTH
1.4. METHODS FOR TIME NORMALIZING GAIT DATA
1.4.1. Linear Length Normalization
1.4.2. Dynamic Time Warping
1.4.3. Derivative Dynamic Time Warping
1.4.4. Piecewise Linear Length Normalization
1.5. AN INTRODUCTION TO OPENSIM
1.6. THESIS ORGANIZATION
1.7. LIST OF REFERENCES
2.1. INTRODUCTION
2.2. METHODS
2.2.1. Participants
2.2.2. Experimental Procedure
2.2.3. Piecewise Linear Length Normalization
2.2.3.1. Defining the Gait Events for use in Normalization
2.2.3.2. Creating the Consensus Curve
2.2.3.3. Aligning the Knee-Braced Data
2.3. RESULTS
2.4. DISCUSSION
2.5. CONCLUSIONS
2.6. LIST OF REFERENCES
3.1. INTRODUCTION
3.2. METHODS
3.2.1. Participants
3.2.2. Experimental Procedure
3.2.3. Data Analysis
3.2.3.1. Spatiotemporal Gait Characteristics
3.2.3.2. Kinematic Profiles
3.2.3.3. Piecewise Linear Length Normalization
3.2.3.4. Statistical Analysis
3.3. RESULTS
3.3.1. Spatiotemporal Gait Characteristics
3.3.1.1. Results from the Training and Control Groups
3.3.1.2. Runners vs. Non-runners Comparison
3.3.2. Kinematic Profiles
3.3.2.1. Results from the Training and Control Groups
3.3.2.2. Runners vs. Non-runners Comparison
3.3.3. Piecewise Linear Length Normalization
3.3.3.1. Results from the Training and Control Groups
3.3.3.2 Runners vs. non-runners Comparison
3.4. DISCUSSION
3.5. CONCLUSION
3.6. LIST OF REFERENCES
CHAPTER 4: CONCLUSIONS
APPENDIX A: PLLN TIMINGS FOR HEALTHY ADULT MALES
Table A.1: Individual Subject Average Timings for the Un-braced Data Set
Table A.2: Individual Subject Average Timings for the Braced Data Set
Table C.1b: Individual spatiotemporal characteristics of Subject 2
Table C.1c: Individual spatiotemporal characteristics of Subject 3
Table C.1f: Individual spatiotemporal characteristics of Subject 6
Table C.1g: Individual spatiotemporal characteristics of Subject 7
Table C.1h: Individual spatiotemporal characteristics of Subject 8
Table C.1i: Individual spatiotemporal characteristics of Subject 9
Table C.1j: Individual spatiotemporal characteristics of Subject 10
Table C.1k: Individual spatiotemporal characteristics of Subject 11
Table C.1l: Individual spatiotemporal characteristics of Subject 12
Table C.1m: Individual spatiotemporal characteristics of Subject 14
Table C.1n: Individual spatiotemporal characteristics of Subject 15
Table C.1o: Individual spatiotemporal characteristics of Subject 16
Table C.5a: Runners compared to Non-runners, pre-trials. T-test btw groups
Table C.5b: Runners compared to Non-runners, post-trials. T-test btw groups
APPENDIX D: KINEMATIC PROFILES
Table D.4: Training group non-runner vs. remaining runners hip flexion ROM
Table D.5a: Control groups’ individual pelvic COM ROM, paired t-test by session
Table D.5b: Training groups’ individual pelvic COM ROM, paired t-test by session
Table D.6: Pelvic COM ROM paired t-test within running ability and by session
Table D.7: Training group non-runner pelvic COM ROM as compared to runners
APPENDIX E: PIECEWISE LINEAR LENGTH NORMALIZATION DETAILS
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