Analysis of coordination between breathing and walking rhythms in humans.

@article{Rassler1996AnalysisOC,
  title={Analysis of coordination between breathing and walking rhythms in humans.},
  author={Beate Rassler and Jana Kohl},
  journal={Respiration physiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={106 3},
  pages={317-27}
}
We investigated the coordination between breathing and walking in humans to elucidate whether the coordination degree depends more on metabolic load or on breathing or stride frequencies and whether coordination causes energetic economization expressed by reduction of oxygen uptake (VO2). Eighteen healthy volunteers walked on a treadmill at three load levels realized by different velocities and slopes. We analyzed the time intervals between step onset and the onset of inspiration or expiration… CONTINUE READING