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2013-03-19 11:43:49

Many of today's running shoes feature a heavy cushioned heel. New research presented today at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that these shoes may alter an adolescent runner's biomechanics (the forces exerted by muscles and gravity on the skeletal structure) and diminish performance. Researchers recruited 12 adolescent competitive athletes from local track teams, and asked them to run on a treadmill in large heel trainers, track flats...

Running Cockroaches Give Robotics A Fast Track To Success
2013-02-23 08:28:09

[WATCH VIDEO: From Running Roaches To Robots] April Flowers for redOrbit — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Michigan have found that running cockroaches begin to recover from being pushed sideways even before their nervous systems kick in to tell their legs what to do. The research team hopes that these new insights on the stabilization of biological systems could one day help engineers design steadier robots. The findings, published online in Biological...

Backaches Evolved Once We Started To Walk Upright
2013-02-15 19:08:09

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Feeling like your feet are a little sore or you have a backache after a day of shopping or walking around town? Well, scientists now say you can blame that on evolution. Bruce Latimer, an anthropologist from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, says adapting to upright walking has resulted in physical challenges that affect most humans. "If an engineer were given the task to design the human body, he...

2013-02-08 23:03:38

This innovative customization is well evident in the Crocodile Gait Trainer from Snug Seat, now offered by Rehabmart. Available in three sizes, this gait trainer is suitable for children from two years of age to adulthood and comes with a plethora of standard and special options to perfectly customize it to the special needs of every individual user. Elberton, GA (PRWEB) February 08, 2013 Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has joined...

Ancient Artificial Toes Are First Prosthetics
2012-10-02 21:14:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers determined that ancient Egyptian artificial toes may have had more than just cosmetic purposes, but may actually have been the world's first prosthetic body parts. Archaeologists found a three-part wood and leather toe dating from between 950 to 710 BC on a female mummy buried in Luxor, Egypt. They also found a toe made up of a papier maché mixture called cartonnage, dating back to before before 600 BC....

Horse's Gait Is All In The Genes
2012-08-30 07:36:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international consortium of researchers from Uppsala University, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Texas A&M University have discovered a mutation in a single gene in horses that is critical for the ability to perform ambling gaits and pacing that has a major effect on performance in harness racing. The study, published in Nature, is a breakthrough for understanding spinal cord neuronal circuitry and locomotion in...

Anatomy Of Running Focuses On Biomechanics Of The Body
2012-08-13 09:13:37

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When it comes to modern era distance running, experts have mixed opinions: some say humans are born to run while others say our bodies need careful cross training to stay healthy. Jay Dicharry, author of the new book “Anatomy for Runners,” believes running alone cannot make you a better runner. “Running is typically a one-dimensional sport,” said Dicharry, a physical therapist and the director of...

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2012-07-06 21:43:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Robots are receiving a new pair of legs that are the most accurate to the human walking gait so far. Researchers have developed a set of robotic legs that they believe are the first to fully model walking in a biologically accurate manner. Reporting in the Journal of Neural Engineering, the team said they built the neural architecture, musculoskeletal architecture and sensory feedback that humans have into the robot legs. They...

2012-05-11 23:03:51

Easy Walking is a premier designer and manufacturer of gait trainers to assist adults and children who have an impaired ability to stand or walk due to an injury, disability or illness. The Easy Walking gait trainers may even help people to stand and walk, even though they might not be able to do either on their own, offering an invaluable alternative to life in a wheelchair. If a potential user does have some moderate lower extremity strength, these gait training development devices from...


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