Anxious individuals identified by analyzing their walking gait

Credit: Clarkson University

Can you identify if someone is anxious based on how they walk? That’s what students at Clarkson University wanted to know. Now their research has been published in Sensors. It is part of the Special Issue Analysis of Biomedical Signals and Physical Behavior Sensing in the Development of Systems for Monitoring, Training, Controlling, and Improving Quality of Life.

The article, “Identifying Individuals Who Currently Report Feelings of Anxiety Using Walking Gait and Quiet Balance: An Exploratory Study Using Machine Learning” explored whether computers can identify whether someone is anxious or not based on their walk.
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