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Kinesiology

Walking

2006

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A Novel Approach To Measure Variability In The Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficient Knee During Walking: The Use Of The Approximate Entropy In Orthopaedics, Anastasios D. Georgoulis, Constantina O. Moraiti, Stavros Ristanis, Nicholas Stergiou Feb 2006

A Novel Approach To Measure Variability In The Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficient Knee During Walking: The Use Of The Approximate Entropy In Orthopaedics, Anastasios D. Georgoulis, Constantina O. Moraiti, Stavros Ristanis, Nicholas Stergiou

Journal Articles

Objective. The evaluation of variability of biological rhythmic activities through measures such as Approximate Entropy (ApEn) has provided important information regarding pathology in disciplines such as cardiology and neurology. This research lead to the “loss of complexity hypothesis” where decreased variability is associated with loss of healthy flexibility rendering the system more rigid and unable to adapt to stresses. ApEn as a measure of variability and complexity, correlates well with pathology while, in some cases, it is predictive of subsequent clinical changes. The study of human gait could benefit from the application of ApEn since it is also a rhythmical ...