Applied horizontal force increases impact loading in reduced-gravity running.

  title={Applied horizontal force increases impact loading in reduced-gravity running.},
  author={Yvonne S. H. Chang and Chris M. Hamerski and Rodger Kram},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  volume={34 5},
The chronic exposure of astronauts to microgravity results in structural degradation of their lower limb bones. Currently, no effective exercise countermeasure exists. On Earth, the impact loading that occurs with regular locomotion is associated with the maintenance of bone's structural integrity, but impact loads are rarely experienced in space. Accurately mimicking Earth-like impact loads in a reduced-gravity environment should help to reduce the degradation of bone caused by weightlessness… CONTINUE READING
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