Comparing two devices of suspended treadmill walking by varying body unloading and Froude number.

@article{Ruckstuhl2009ComparingTD,
  title={Comparing two devices of suspended treadmill walking by varying body unloading and Froude number.},
  author={Heidi Ruckstuhl and Jenniefer Y. Kho and Matthew Weed and Miles W Wilkinson and Alan Robert Hargens},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={446-51}
}
In rehabilitation, treadmill walking with body weight support is commonly used to reduce loads on lower extremities. (1) However, gait pattern alterations during unloading at constant Froude number are infrequently reported. (2) Furthermore, differences between two common devices for unloading are not well known. Therefore, we investigated two devices; a waist-high chamber with increased pressure called Lower Body Positive Pressure (LBPP), and a harness system (LiteGait), considered a standard… CONTINUE READING