Kinematic and kinetic comparison of downhill and level walking.

  title={Kinematic and kinetic comparison of downhill and level walking.},
  author={Markus Stefan Kuster and Shinji Sakurai and Graeme A. Wood},
  journal={Clinical biomechanics},
  volume={10 2},
Kinematic and kinetic data were collected from 12 healthy subjects whilst they performed both downhill and level walking at a controlled cadence. A ramp of 6 m length and a gradient of -19% was used for downhill walking and this incorporated the same force platform that was used for level walking. Planar net joint moments and mechanical power at the ankle, knee, and hip joints were calculated for the sagittal view using force platform and video records based on standard inverse dynamics… CONTINUE READING