Center of mass mechanics of chimpanzee bipedal walking.

  title={Center of mass mechanics of chimpanzee bipedal walking.},
  author={Brigitte Demes and Nathan E Thompson and Matthew C O'Neill and Brian R. Umberger},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={156 3},
Center of mass (CoM) oscillations were documented for 81 bipedal walking strides of three chimpanzees. Full-stride ground reaction forces were recorded as well as kinematic data to synchronize force to gait events and to determine speed. Despite being a bent-hip, bent-knee (BHBK) gait, chimpanzee walking uses pendulum-like motion with vertical oscillations of the CoM that are similar in pattern and relative magnitude to those of humans. Maximum height is achieved during single support and… CONTINUE READING
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