By Topic

Evaluating the effectiveness of the biomechanical efficiency quotient as a measure of gait efficiency in children with cerebral palsy

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

The purchase and pricing options are temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.
3 Author(s)
Benda, B.J. ; Shriners Hosp. for Crippled Children, Philadelphia, PA, USA ; Smith, B.T. ; Lange, G.W.

The Biomechanical Efficiency Quotient (BEQ) has been suggested as an effective measure of gait efficiency due to its correlation with oxygen consumption. Here we report the application of a modified BEQ measure to the gait data of children of typical development and children with cerebral palsy. The results indicate a strong correlation between the modified BEQ measure and oxygen consumption and a significant ability of the BEQ to distinguish between subjects with spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy, subjects with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy, and able-bodied peers

Published in:

Bioengineering Conference, 2002. Proceedings of the IEEE 28th Annual Northeast

Date of Conference: