Conference paper

One Step from the Locomotion to the Stepping Pattern

The locomotion pattern is characterized by a translation displacement mostly occurring along the forward frontal body direction, whereas local repositioning with large re-orientations, i.e. stepping, may induce translations both along the frontal and the lateral body directions (holonomy). We consider here a stepping pattern with initial and final null speeds within a radius of 40% of the body height and re-orientation up to 180°. We propose a robust step detection method for such a context and identify a consistent intra-subject behavior in terms of the choice of starting foot and the number of steps.

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