Severity of spine malalignment on center of pressure progression during level walking in subjects with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

Jen Suh Chern, Chia Chi Kao, Po Lian Lai, Chi Wen Lung, Wen Jer Chen

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Abstract

Center of pressure (CoP) progression during level walking in subjects with Adolescents Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) was measured. Participants were divided into three groups according to scoliosis severity. CoP progression among groups was compared quantitatively and qualitatively. The results showed that scoliosis severity affects CoP progression significantly in the hind-foot and forefoot areas. This result indicated that spine alignment might affect the control of heel, ankle and toe rockers in the ankle-foot complex. The effects of scoliosis severity is mainly on the CoP of right foot plantar surface, indicating asymmetrical influence of IS on bilateral lower limb coordination during walking. These results might contribute to musculoskeletal complains over the apparatus within trunk-foot in the later lives of this population.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages5888-5891
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781424479290
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov 2
Externally publishedYes
Event2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 2014 Aug 262014 Aug 30

Publication series

Name2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014

Conference

Conference2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago
Period2014/08/262014/08/30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine(all)

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