Latest Gait Stories
In a first-of-its-kind study comparing human walking and running motions â€“ and whether the hips, knees or ankles are the most important power sources for these motions â€“ researchers at North Carolina State University show that the hips generate more of the power when people walk, but the ankles generate more of the power when humans run.
By picking up walking speed early on, seniors can greatly enhance the benefits of walking â€“ including improving their chances of living longer.
Researchers report that an arctic relative of the grouse has evolved to cope with its extreme environment by moving efficiently at high speeds or when carrying winter weight.
In an analysis that included data from 9 studies, having higher measures of walking speed among older adults was associated with increased length of survival.
Walking fast may do more than just help you get somewhere quickly.
Scientists have found that those who run barefoot, or in minimal footwear, tend to avoid "heel-striking," and instead land on the ball of the foot or the middle of the foot.
New evidence identifies critical variable imposing biological limit to running speed.
GÃ¶ttingen scientists develop an autonomous walking robot that flexibly switches between many different gaits by using "chaos control."
Arizona State University researchers have developed a prosthetic device that literally puts the spring back into an amputee's step.
Scientists have discovered that the reason we swing our arms while we walk can be attributed to our bodyâ€™s natural ability to conserve energy.
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