A novel device for improving marker placement accuracy

Scott Telfer, Gordon Morlan, Elaine Hyslop, Ruth Semple, Danny Rafferty, James Woodburn

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Repeatability of marker placement has been acknowledged as a major factor affecting the reliability of multi-segment foot models. A novel device is proposed that is intended to reduce marker placement error and its effect on the reliability of inter-segmental foot kinematic data is investigated. The novel device was tested on eight healthy subjects. Landmarks were identified and indicated on the subject's foot at the start of testing using pen, and these points were used to guide placement. Markers were twice attached by a podiatrist using a standard approach, and twice by a researcher who used the novel device. Replacement accuracy and the kinematic reliability of the foot model data for both techniques were analysed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)536-539
Number of pages4
JournalGait and Posture
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2010


  • kinematics
  • foot
  • gait
  • posture


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