Contributions of Limb Joints to Energy Absorption during Landing in Cats

  title={Contributions of Limb Joints to Energy Absorption during Landing in Cats},
  author={Xueqing Wu and Baoqing Pei and Yuyang Pei and Nan Wu and Kaiyuan Zhou and Yan Hao and Wei Wang},
  journal={Applied Bionics and Biomechanics},
There is a high risk of serious injury to the lower limbs in a human drop landing. However, cats are able to jump from the same heights without any sign of injury, which is attributed to the excellent performance of their limbs in attenuating the impact forces. The bionic study of the falling cat landing may therefore contribute to improve the landing-shock absorbing ability of lower limbs in humans. However, the contributions of cat limb joints to energy absorption remain unknown. Accordingly… 

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