While previous research has assessed the validity of the OptoGait system to the GAITRite walkway and an instrumented treadmill, no research to date has assessed this system against a traditional three-dimensional motion analysis system. Additionally, previous research has shown that the OptoGait system shows systematic bias when compared to other systems due to the configuration of the system's hardware. This study examined the agreement between the spatiotemporal gait parameters calculated from the OptoGait system and a three-dimensional motion capture (14 camera Vicon motion capture system and 2 AMTI force plates) in healthy adults. Additionally, a range of filter settings for the OptoGait were examined to determine if it was possible to eliminate any systematic bias between the OptoGait and the three-dimensional motion analysis system. Agreement between the systems was examined using 95% limits of agreement by Bland and Altman and the intraclass correlation coefficient. A repeated measure ANOVA was used to detect any systematic differences between the systems. Findings confirm the validity of the OptoGait system for the evaluation of spatiotemporal gait parameters in healthy adults. Furthermore, recommendations on filter settings which eliminate the systematic bias between the OptoGait and the three-dimensional motion analysis system are provided.

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