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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Interval Walking Can Lower the Risk of Lifestyle-Related Diseases

According to research, interval walking can lower the risk of lifestyle-related diseases in middle-aged and elderly people. Led by researchers at Japan’s Shinshu University, the study found that participants who followed an interval walking training plan – walking at 70% of their maximum capacity for 3 minutes, then at 40% for the next three, continuing… 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

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

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

Being A Dog Owner Can Help You Meet Physical Activity Guidelines

A canine companion brings at least one important health benefit: getting more exercise. In news that will surprise few owners, researchers found that those with pooches are much more likely to meet weekly targets for the amount of time spent engaging in physical activity. The UK government’s guidelines recommend adults get at least 150 minutes… Read More