Effect of age on center of mass motion during human walking.

  title={Effect of age on center of mass motion during human walking.},
  author={Antonio Hern{\'a}ndez and Amy Silder and Bryan C. Heiderscheit and Darryl G. Thelen},
  journal={Gait & posture},
  volume={30 2},
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of age and speed on body center of mass (COM) motion over a gait cycle. Whole body kinematics and ground reactions were recorded for 21 healthy young (21-32 y) and 20 healthy older adults (66-81 y) walking at 80%, 100% and 120% of preferred speed. The limb-induced COM accelerations and the work done on the COM by the limbs were computed. Despite walking with similar gait speeds, older adults did significantly (p<0.05) less positive work… CONTINUE READING

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