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Gait analysis & biomechanical modelling

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posted on 2022-03-28, 01:19 authored by Bradley Beck
To help improve knee replacements or understanding of knee injuries, gait analysis of human locomotion can be performed to identify kinematics and dynamics of the specific joint. Specific trials are performed on the subjects to determine how the knee handles the tasks of walking on flat ground and climbing up or down stairs. A marker set must be used as a non-invasive method to model the internal motions. This project aims to compare multiple different marker sets to find the most accurate and reliable method for computer modelling. The project has shown consistent improvement in the use of a 24 marker set over the standard modified Helen-Hayes 16 marker set. Inter-trial tests of subjects from two age groups was shown to decrease standard deviation between trials, implying a more reliable marker set for tracing the skeleton gait.


Table of Contents

1. Introduction -- 2. Background information & theory -- 3. Experimental procedures -- 4. Results -- 5. Discussion -- 6. Conclusions and future work -- 7. Abbreviations -- Appendices.


Bibliography: pages 39-41 Empirical thesis.

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis bachelor honours


BSc (Hons), Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering

Department, Centre or School

School of Engineering

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Dane Turner


Copyright Bradley Beck 2016. Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright




1 online resource (xiii, 69 pages colour illustrations)

Former Identifiers

mq:70359 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1262972

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