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Biomechanical Gait Analysis and Simulation on the Normal, Cavus and Flat Foot with Orthotics

Orthotics 착용에 따른 정상, 요족, 평발의 생체역학적 보행분석 및 시뮬레이션

  • 이중현 (충남대학교 대학원 기계설계공학과, BK21 메카트로닉스 사업단) ;
  • 이재옥 (충남대학교 대학원 기계설계공학과, BK21 메카트로닉스 사업단) ;
  • 박성하 (㈜ 테크스톰) ;
  • 이영신 (충남대학교 대학원 기계설계공학과, BK21 메카트로닉스 사업단)
  • Published : 2007.11.01

Abstract

The foot plays an important role in supporting the body and keeping body balance. An abnormal walking habit breaks the balance of the human body as well as the function of the foot. The foot orthotics which is designed to consider biomechanics effectively distributes the load of the human body on the sole of the foot. In this paper, gait analysis was performed for three male subjects wearing the orthotics. In this study, three male subjects were selected. The experimental apparatus consists of a plantar pressure analysis system and digital EMG system. The gait characteristics are simulated by ADAMS/LifeMOD. The COP (Center of Pressure), EMG and ground reaction force were investigated. As a result of gait analysis, the path of COP was improved and muscle activities were decreased with orthotics on the abnormal walking subjects.

Keywords

Orthotics;Body Balance;Plantar Pressure;Gait Analysis

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