Grip and limb force limits to turning performance in competition horses

@article{Tan2010GripAL,
  title={Grip and limb force limits to turning performance in competition horses},
  author={Huiling Tan and Alan M. Wilson},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2010},
  volume={278},
  pages={2105 - 2111}
}
  • H. Tan, Alan M. Wilson
  • Published 22 July 2011
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Manoeuverability is a key requirement for successful terrestrial locomotion, especially on variable terrain, and is a deciding factor in predator–prey interaction. Compared with straight-line running, bend running requires additional leg force to generate centripetal acceleration. In humans, this results in a reduction in maximum speed during bend running and a published model assuming maximum limb force as a constraint accurately predicts how much a sprinter must slow down on a bend given his… Expand

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