In a study of 87 normal, older adults, measurement of walking patterns and mood showed correlational evidence that gait could provide an index of level of depression in a clinical population [Mood and Gait Pattern, Sloman L]. 
In addition, improving gait pattern has been shown to reduce the risk of pain and injuries, utilize the body's natural shock absorption mechanisms, and distribute energy workload from walking and running over time. Our project intends to promote a proper gait to improve the wellbeing of those who use it.
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