Analysis of the Gait Characteristics and Interaction among Bilateral Lower Extremity Joints According to Shoe'S Heel Heights in Young Women

젊은 성인 여성의 구두 힐 높이 별 보행특성 및 하지관절 간 상호작용 비교분석

  • Hyun, Seung-Hyun (Department of Physical Education, College of Natural Science, Jeju National University) ;
  • Ryew, Che-Cheong (Department of Physical Education, College of Natural Science, Jeju National University)
  • 현승현 (제주대학교 자연과학대학 체육학과) ;
  • 류재청 (제주대학교 자연과학대학 체육학과)
  • Received : 2014.09.25
  • Accepted : 2014.11.17
  • Published : 2014.12.31


The purpose of this study was to analyze the gait characteristics and interaction between lower extremity joints according to shoe's heel heights in young women. Participants were selected as subject consisted of young and healthy women (age: $23.71{\pm}1.49yrs$, height: $165.92{\pm}2.00cm$, body weight: $54.37{\pm}3.46kg$) and walked with 3 types of shoe's high-heel (0, 5, 9 cm). The variables analyzed consisted of the displacement of Y axis in center of mass ([COM]; (position, velocity), front rear(FR) and left right(LR) angle of trunk, lower extremity joint angle (hip, knee, ankle) and asymmetric index (AI%). The displacement of Y axis in COM position showed the greater movement according to increase of shoe's heel heights, but velocity of COM showed the decrease according to increase of shoe's heel heights during gait. The hip and knee angle didn't show significant difference statistically according to increase of shoe's heel height, but left hip and knee showed more extended posture than those of right hip and knee angle. Also ankle angle didn't show significant difference statistically, but 9 cm heel showed more plantarflexion than those of 5 cm and 0 cm. The asymmetric index (AI%) showed more asymmetric 9 cm heel than those of 0 cm and 5 cm. The FR and LR angle in trunk tilting didn't show significant difference statistically according to the increase of shoe's heel height during gait in young women.


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