Establish a representative normative database of oxygen consumption during walking that can be used to contrast the walking gait performance of patients with walking gait deficits.
To validate a non-dimensional normalization scheme for oxygen utilization data used in other clinical centers assessing oxygen consumption for pediatric populations with gait deficits.
Who Can Participate
- No history of any neuromusculoskeletal or cardio-pulmonary deficits that affect walking gait
- Any neuromusculoskeletal or cardio-pulmonary deficits
Age Range 5 -55 (currently focusing on children)