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Verifying the Effect of Barefoot Walk and Comfortable Shoe Walk using Gait Velocity as a Tool for Analysis
Published in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages: 593 - 597
Walking is the commonly adopted exercise to maintain and regain the fitness. The very basic thing which layman can understand is observed variation in walking speed during different phases, monitoring of such variation at early stage helps out to know the health condition in certain diseases. To understand the influence of Barefoot Walk and with Shoe Walk, Gait Velocity is selected for basic analysis of the gait pattern in this paper. Fifty subjects within age group of 25 to 75 years are selected for data collection and requested to walk barefoot and using comfortable footwear. Using GAITRite mat platform working on pressure sensors logic, data is recorded and results are tested. Results shows that the barefoot velocity remains on lower side compared with shoe walk. While, when compared along with age group it shows linear relation between gait velocity and age. As age increases the velocity decreases. © 2020 IEEE.