Editorial: The Perils of Being Bipedal

  title={Editorial: The Perils of Being Bipedal},
  author={B. Latimer},
  journal={Annals of Biomedical Engineering},
  • B. Latimer
  • Published 2005
  • Biology
  • Annals of Biomedical Engineering
  • Humans are unique among mammals in that we walk in a most peculiar way, on our extended hind limbs. Indeed, as far as we know no other mammal species, save our immediate ancestors, has ever even experimented with this bizarre method of locomoting. This is perhaps not altogether surprising in light of the fact that the fastest human on earth cannot beat a rabbit in a hundred meter dash. Humans are notoriously slow runners. They also are prone to numerous musculoskeletal injuries that do not… CONTINUE READING
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