SPSS syntax script to create graphs of spinal motion relative to phases of gait

Published: 4 May 2022| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/5766pxrwh2.1


This dataset contains a SPSS (v23) syntax file (.sps) and the relating graph template (.sgt) that can be used to create anonymized graphs of spinal motion in the transversal plane relative to phases of gait. All sections are commented within the script. The algebraic sign of the pelvis gets corrected. It required correction since the pelvis is in alignment of surface rotation, and in order to be in parallel with the vertebral body’s rotation it has to be reversed. So, if the surface above the spinous process runs to the right, this implies a rotation to left of the vertebral body beneath.


Steps to reproduce

Open in SPSS. Create necessary folders. Adept to own needs. Run the script.


Johannes Gutenberg Universitat Mainz


Syntax, Motion Analysis, Graph-Based Representation, Biomechanics of Motion