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The Foot And Ankle Structures Reveal Emergent Properties Analogous To Passive Springs During Human Walking, Erica Hedrick, Steven J. Stanhope, Kota Z. Takahashi Jun 2019

The Foot And Ankle Structures Reveal Emergent Properties Analogous To Passive Springs During Human Walking, Erica Hedrick, Steven J. Stanhope, Kota Z. Takahashi

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An objective understanding of human foot and ankle function can drive innovations of bio-inspired wearable devices. Specifically, knowledge regarding how mechanical force and work are produced within the human foot-ankle structures can help determine what type of materials or components are required to engineer devices. In this study, we characterized the combined functions of the foot and ankle structures during walking by synthesizing the total force, displacement, and work profiles from structures distal to the shank. Eleven healthy adults walked at four scaled speeds. We quantified the ground reaction force and center-of-pressure displacement in the shank’s coordinate system during ...


Gait Mechanics Differences Between Healthy Controls And Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease After Adjusting For Gait Velocity, Stride Length, And Step Width, John D. Mccamley, Eric Cutler, Kendra K. Schmid, Shane R. Wurdeman, Jason Johanning, Iraklis Pipinos, Sara A. Myers Feb 2019

Gait Mechanics Differences Between Healthy Controls And Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease After Adjusting For Gait Velocity, Stride Length, And Step Width, John D. Mccamley, Eric Cutler, Kendra K. Schmid, Shane R. Wurdeman, Jason Johanning, Iraklis Pipinos, Sara A. Myers

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Patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) experience significant leg dysfunction. The effects of PAD on gait include shortened steps, slower walking velocity, and altered gait kinematics and kinetics, which may confound joint torques and power measurements. Spatiotemporal parameters and joint torques and powers were calculated and compared between 20 patients with PAD and 20 healthy controls using independent t tests. Separate analysis of covariance models were used to evaluate group differences after independently adjusting for gait velocity, stride length, and step width. Compared with healthy controls, patients with PAD exhibited reduced peak extensor and flexor torques at the knee and ...