Kinematic, kinetic and metabolic parameters of treadmill versus overground walking in healthy older adults.

@article{Parvataneni2009KinematicKA,
  title={Kinematic, kinetic and metabolic parameters of treadmill versus overground walking in healthy older adults.},
  author={Krishnaji Parvataneni and Leone Ploeg and Sandra Jean Olney and B C M C Brouwer},
  journal={Clinical biomechanics},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={95-100}
}
BACKGROUND Although treadmill and overground walking appear to be biomechanically similar in healthy, young adults it is not known whether this can be generalized to older subjects or if the metabolic demands are correspondingly comparable. METHODS Ten healthy adults between 50 and 73 years of age walked at the same speed overground and on a treadmill. Temporal parameters, angular kinematics and vertical ground reaction forces were recorded during walking once subjects were in steady state as… CONTINUE READING