Running vs. Walking; Which is Better for You?

In several large-scale studies that follow people for many years, they show that running has a dose-related effect. More running is better, though with diminishing returns. However, the good news for couch potatoes is that the largest gains come by going from nothing to something – with the biggest health benefits being observed with just… Read More


Get Marching in March

Military mental health charity Combat Stress is urging people to get behind its March in March event and walk ten miles to raise money for veterans. How and where participants complete the challenge is up to them – all they have to do is register online. Entry costs £20, though extra sponsorship is encouraged. The… Read More

Does Altering Compliance of a Load Carriage Device in the Medial-Lateral Direction Reduce Peak Forces While Walking?

Research Paper Title Altering Compliance of a Load Carriage Device in the Medial-Lateral Direction Reduces Peak Forces While Walking. Background Altering mechanical compliance in load carriage structures has shown to reduce metabolic cost and accelerative forces of carrying weight. Currently, modifications to load carriage structures have been primarily targeted at vertical motion of the carried… Read More

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

Cardiorespiratory Responses to Load Carriage: Compact Mode vs Distributed Mode

Research Paper Title Effect of heavy load carriage on cardiorespiratory responses with varying gradients and modes of carriage. Background The present study was undertaken to determine the effect of different uphill and downhill gradients on cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses of soldiers while carrying heavy military loads in two different modes. Methods Eight physically fit male… Read More

Can We Improve Human Walking Economy using an Autonomous Multi-Joint Soft Exosuit?

Research Paper Title Autonomous multi-joint soft exosuit with augmentation-power-based control parameter tuning reduces energy cost of loaded walking. Background Soft exosuits are a recent approach for assisting human locomotion, which apply assistive torques to the wearer through functional apparel. Over the past few years, there has been growing recognition of the importance of control individualisation… Read More