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P8: Neuromuscular Impairment in Function of Gait Asymmetries

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. Professor Dr. Nooritawati Md. Tahir
. Director of Research Innovation Business Unit (RIBU)
. UiTM-MTDC Technopreneur Centre
  Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
  Shah Alam, Selangor, 40450, Malaysia
. +603-55437908

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This study investigates the neuromuscular impairment due to gait asymmetries by quantifying and assessing comprehensively the gait patterns of autism children. Moreover, this research will identify postural control deficiencies associated with autistic children during both static and dynamic postural challenges. Further, center of pressure (COP) movement and separation of the centre of mass (COM) from the support base during quiet standing and displacements of the COP during gait initiation will be investigated too. Gait analysis will be conducted and transformation theorem will be used to determine the occurrence of variability based on three comprehensive categories of gait parameters namely basic, kinetic and kinematic parameters.

Gait asymmetries to be investigated and identified may allow treatment’s protocols for autism to be established and will lead to enhance functional status for the autism children. Finally, significant intervention related to gait and movement will be identified that will bring new chapter in lives of children affected by Autism. Findings from this research will contribute to the healthcare National Key Economic Area (NKEA) namely medical technology and health services.





Autism Spectrum Disorders Gait Identification Using Ground Reaction Forces
Journal TELKOMNIKA (Telecommunication Computing Electronics and Control), 2017
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Automated Classification of Gait Abnormalities in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Based on Kinematic Data
International Journal of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 2017
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Automated Classification of Autism Spectrum Disorders Gait Patterns Using Discriminant Analysis Based on Kinematic and Kinetic Gait Features
J. Appl. Environ. Biol. Sci, 2017.
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Frontal View Gait Recognition using Locally Linear Embedded and Multilayer Perceptron based on Kinect
Proc of IEEE Colloquium on Signal Processing and its Applications (CSPA 2017), Macrh 2017, Malaysia.
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Human Gait Silhouette Extraction Using Haar Cascade Classifier on Open CV
2017 UKSim-AMSS 19th International Conference on Modelling & Simulation
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Identifying of Autism Spectrum Disorders Gait Patterns based on Three Dimensional Ground Reaction Forces
International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE), ISSN: 2088-8708, In Press, 2017.
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Optimization of Locally Linear Embedded for Frontal Gait Recognition using Kinect
Proc of IEEE Symposium on Computer Applications & Industrial Electronics (ISCAIE 2017), April 2017, Malaysia.
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The analysis of three-dimensional ground reaction forces during gait in children with autism spectrum disorders
Research in Developmental Disabilities Journal, Elsevier ISSN:0891-4222E; March 2017; Impact Factor: 1.877.
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Development of Three Dimensional Gait Pattern in Autism Children - A Review
Proc of 6th IEEE International Conference on Control Systems, Computing & Engineering, Dec 2016, Malaysia.
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The Transformed Pediatric Environment in Malaysia: Humanoids for Social Skilling of Mentally Challenged Children
Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal
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Conductive Attributes of Physical Learning Environment at Preschool Level for Slow Learners
Asian Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies, AcE-Bs2015, 20-22 February 2015, Tehran, Iran
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Humanoid Research on Brain-Impaired Children: Comparative Policies
2015 IEEE International Symposium on Robotics and Intelligent Sensors (IRIS 2015)
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Using Assistive Technology for Spiritual Enhancement of Brain-Impaired Children
2015 IEEE International Symposium on Robotics and Intelligent Sensors (IEEE IRIS2015)
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Humanoid robot intervention in social skill augmentation of brain-impaired children: The ethics
Robotics and Manufacturing Automation (ROMA), 2014 IEEE International Symposium on
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