Comparison of functional regression and nonfunctional regression approaches to the study of the walking velocity effect in force platform measures

J Appl Biomech. 2010 May;26(2):234-9. doi: 10.1123/jab.26.2.234.


The effect of walking velocity on force platform measures is examined by means of functional regression and nonfunctional regression analyses. The two techniques are compared using a data set of ground reaction forces. Functional data analysis avoids the need to identify significant points, and provides more information along the waveform.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acceleration*
  • Data Interpretation, Statistical*
  • Foot / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Physical Exertion / physiology*
  • Regression Analysis
  • Stress, Mechanical
  • Walking / physiology*
  • Weight-Bearing / physiology*