Constructing predictive models of human running.

  title={Constructing predictive models of human running.},
  author={Horst-Moritz Maus and Shai Revzen and John M. Guckenheimer and Christian Ludwig and Johann Reger and Andr{\'e} Seyfarth},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society, Interface},
  volume={12 103}
Running is an essential mode of human locomotion, during which ballistic aerial phases alternate with phases when a single foot contacts the ground. The spring-loaded inverted pendulum (SLIP) provides a starting point for modelling running, and generates ground reaction forces that resemble those of the centre of mass (CoM) of a human runner. Here, we show that while SLIP reproduces within-step kinematics of the CoM in three dimensions, it fails to reproduce stability and predict future motions… CONTINUE READING