Gyroscope sensor data of shank motion during normal and barefoot walking

Mikko Salminen, Saku Suominen, Akihiro Inomata, Shinji Hotta, Yuki Sasamoto, Lea Saarni, Antti Vehkaoja

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    In recent years, shank angular velocity (SAV) has emerged as a valuable tool for accurate temporal gait analysis and motion pattern assessment. To explore SAV among healthy subjects and its capability to distinguish differences between walking conditions, three-dimensional SAV data was measured with a gyroscope sensor during normal and barefoot walking. The resulting dataset contains measurement data from 58 healthy adult subjects aged 19 to 75 years. A single gyroscope was positioned on the lateral side of both shanks just above the lateral malleolus. The data collection involved the subjects walking a 10 m distance three times, both wearing shoes and barefoot. The subjects were instructed to walk with their own natural walking velocity, and each walk began from a stationary position. The dataset has the potential to provide information on how height and weight affect gait kinematics and how barefoot walking differ from walking with shoes. The data also supports designing the collection protocol for more extensive datasets of IMU-based shank motion during gait.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number109858
    Number of pages8
    JournalData in Brief
    Early online dateDec 2023
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2024
    Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • Barefoot walking
    • Gait analysis
    • Gyroscope
    • Inertial measurement unit (IMU)
    • Shank angular velocity

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    • General


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