Gait analysis across the decades of healthy participants
This study enrolls healthy adults. The purpose is to determine a standard for how healthy people walk so that we can better help patients who have difficulty walking.
This study will last for 1 hour and you may be required to change into specific clothing. You will have little stickers (electrodes) placed on your legs so that we can measure your leg muscles as you move. You will then be instructed to stand for 5 seconds and walk across a 20 foot walkway 10 times. Cameras will capture your movements while the stickers will capture the electrical activity in your muscles. The study takes place at the UB's South Campus.
3D gait analysis will be performed on 10 healthy males and 10 healthy females of each decade starting at age 20 (first decade) up to 70 (7th decade). Participants will be instrumented with surface reflective markers and surface EMG electrodes and asked to walk across a flat 20' walkway ~ 10 times. 3D kinematics, EMG and kinetics (in ground force plates) will be captured and used as normative lab data for study of pathological gait.
Healthy adults ages 20-80
Able to walk without assistance.
Let us know how the study team can reach you. If you do not hear back within 2 business days, reach out to the study team directly at the
contact information above or email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will assist you.
Your information will be shared only with the research study team for recruitment purposes and designated CTSI personnel for project quality
assurance and will remain confidential. Your information will be stored indefinitely. Should you no longer want this information to be provided
in the aforementioned ways, please contact email@example.com.