Human odometry verifies the symmetry perspective on bipedal gaits.

  title={Human odometry verifies the symmetry perspective on bipedal gaits.},
  author={Michael T. Turvey and Steven J. Harrison and Till D. Frank and Claudia Carello},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  volume={38 4},
Bipedal gaits have been classified on the basis of the group symmetry of the minimal network of identical differential equations (alias cells) required to model them. Primary gaits are characterized by dihedral symmetry, whereas secondary gaits are characterized by a lower, cyclic symmetry. This fact was used in a test of human odometry. Results suggest that when distance is measured and reported by gaits from the same symmetry class, primary and secondary gaits are comparable. Switching… CONTINUE READING