Table 1

 Definition of quantitative gait parameters. All quantitative parameters described below are automatically calculated as the mean of two trials by the gait software

VariableUnitDefinition
Velocitycm/sDistance covered on two trials by the ambulation time
Stride lengthcmDistance between heel points of two consecutive footfalls of the same foot. Variability in length between strides is reported as standard deviation.
Cadencesteps/minNo of steps taken in a minute
Double supportsTime elapsed between first contact of current footfall and the last contact of previous footfall, added to the time elapsed between the last contact of current footfall and the first contact of next footfall
Swing timesDuration when the foot is in the air and is the time taken from toe off to heel strike of the same foot. Variability in swing time is reported as standard deviation.
Stance timesDuration when the foot is on the ground and is the time taken from heel strike to toe off of the same foot