Signal Interpolation & Analysis of Gait Variability

Research Paper Title Gait variability analysis through phase portrait estimated from the Hilbert transform. Abstract Gait variability has been used to evaluate the ability to control gait. Several studies approached this topic by analysing the influence of different conditions on gait variability, such as different walk speeds, inclined surfaces, load carriage, or comparing characteristics of… Read More

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What are the Changes in Postural Sway& Gait Characteristics as a Consequence of Anterior Load Carriage?

Research Paper Title Changes in postural sway and gait characteristics as a consequence of anterior load carriage. Background Anterior load carriage represents a common daily and occupational activity. Carrying loads in front of the body could potentially increase instability during standing and walking. This study examined the effects of anterior load carriage on postural sway… Read More

Bodyweight Loads & Unilateral vs Bilateral

Research Paper Title Carrying asymmetric loads during stair negotiation: Loaded limb stance vs. unloaded limb stance. Background Individuals often carry items in one hand instead of both hands during activities of daily living. The purpose of this study was to investigate low back and lower extremity frontal plane moments for loaded limb stance and unloaded… Read More

Can We Develop a Statistical Prediction for Quantifying Physical Exposures from Load Carriage?

Research Paper Title Statistical prediction of load carriage mode and magnitude from inertial sensor derived gait kinematics. Background Load carriage induces systematic alterations in gait patterns and pelvic-thoracic coordination. Leveraging this information, the objective of this study was to develop and assess a statistical prediction algorithm that uses body-worn inertial sensor data for classifying load… Read More

Sportswear Gets a Robotic Upgrade

Walking and running have fundamentally different biomechanics, which makes developing devices that assist both gaits challenging. Kim and colleagues show that a portable exosuit that assists hip extension can reduce the metabolic rate of treadmill walking at 1.5 meters per second by 9.3% and that of running at 2.5 meters per second by 4.0% compared… Read More

Developing a Protocol for Core Stabilisation Exercises on Spine Kinematics in Patients with Non-Specific Chronic Low Back Pain

Research Paper Title A protocol for clinical trial study of the effect of core stabilisation exercises on spine kinematics during gait with and without load in patients with non-specific chronic low back pain. Background Non-specific chronic low back pain (NCLBP) is a major public health and global socioeconomic burden with a variety of symptoms such… Read More

Human Locomotion: Springs, Muscles & Walking/Running

Research Paper Title Bipedal walking and running with spring-like biarticular muscles. Abstract Compliant elements in the leg musculoskeletal system appear to be important not only for running but also for walking in human locomotion as shown in the energetics and kinematics studies of spring mass model. While the spring-mass model assumes a whole leg as a linear… Read More