Locomotion

Energetics of Locomotion

Humans usually walk in a way that is energetically optimal. However, small changes to the gait pattern, such as alterations in arm swing, step length, or step width, change the metabolic energy required for walking. In this project we investigate how these small changes affect energetic cost of locomotion, and whether we can use these changes to understand how much energy is used for propulsion and maintaining stability.

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