THE RESEARCH ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE SENESCENCE AND THE GAIT INDEX OF ELDERLY PEOPLE

  • Zhao Fang
  • Xhou Xinglong
Keywords: gait, elderly, ageing

Abstract

Based on the analysis of one hundred and thirty nine ordinary adults (at the age of 36-75) in normal work, this study reveal the change of gait index in the course of ageing. The ratio of double support phase to a walk cycle of the elderly group is bigger than the middle age group, the hyperextension in hip joint of the elderly group was insufficient and the elevate height of the swing leg was less than the middle people. The vertical force versus time curve indicates the significant difference of two groups.