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Gait Analysis of Subjects with Down Syndrome

Individuals with Down syndrome use a different motor gait strategy than healthy people. This project aimed at analyzing plane walking differences between two groups of normally developed subjects and subjects with Down syndrome in terms of the generated mechanical power and work in the the lower limb joints.


Investigate mechanical energy exchange, and mechanical work and power generated or absorbed at the lower limbs joints in young adults with Down syndrome


  • Signal processing

  • Statistical analysis


  • Taebi, A., Zago, M., Condoluci, C., Galli, M. (2017). Mechanical work and power analysis in the joints of the lower extremity of adults with Down syndrome during plane walking. ASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, Tampa, FL.
    doi 10.1115/IMECE2017-70950

  • Salami, F., Vimercati, S.L, Rigoldi, C., Taebi, A., Albertini, G., Galli, M. (2014). Mechanical energy assessment of adults with Down syndrome during walking with obstacle avoidance,Journal of Research in Developmental Disabilities35(8), 1856-1862.
    doi 10.1016/j.ridd.2014.04.012

M.Sc. Thesis

  • Taebi, A. (2013). Mechanical energy exchange during plane walking and stepping over obstacle in subjects with Down syndrome [Master Thesis, Politecnico di Milano].

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