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Gait Maturation Database

Jeffrey Hausdorff Chung-Kang Peng

Published: Oct. 28, 1999. Version: 1.0.0

When using this resource, please cite the original publication:

JM Hausdorff, L Zemany, C.-K. Peng and AL Goldberger, Maturation of Gait Dynamics: Stride-to-Stride Variability and Its Temporal Organization in Children, Journal of Applied Physiology 86:1040-1047, 1999.

Please include the standard citation for PhysioNet: (show more options)
Goldberger, A., Amaral, L., Glass, L., Hausdorff, J., Ivanov, P. C., Mark, R., ... & Stanley, H. E. (2000). PhysioBank, PhysioToolkit, and PhysioNet: Components of a new research resource for complex physiologic signals. Circulation [Online]. 101 (23), pp. e215–e220.

Data Description

The data contained here are from 50 healthy children ranging in age from 40 months to 163 months. Each data file is named with a subject identifier (1-50) and the subject's age (e.g., the file name 2-45.txt indicates that subject #2 is 45 months old). Each data file contains two columns of data in text format. The first column is the time (in seconds), and the second column is the stride interval (in seconds) or the gait cycle duration, the time from heel strike to heel strike of the same foot.

A summary of pertinent data about the subjects is presented in the table.csv file.

For more information, see the referenced paper.




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Anyone can access the files, as long as they conform to the terms of the specified license.

License (for files):
Open Data Commons Attribution License v1.0


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