Mechanical external work and recovery at preferred walking speed in obese subjects.

@article{Malatesta2009MechanicalEW,
  title={Mechanical external work and recovery at preferred walking speed in obese subjects.},
  author={Davide Malatesta and Luca Vismara and Francesco Menegoni and Manuela Galli and Marianna Romei and Paolo Capodaglio},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2009},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={426-34}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare the mechanical external work (per kg) and pendular energy transduction at preferred walking speed (PWS) in obese versus normal body mass subjects to investigate whether obese adults adopt energy conserving gait mechanics. METHODS The mechanical external work (Wext) and the fraction of mechanical energy recovered by the pendular mechanism (Rstep) were computed using kinematic data acquired by an optoelectronic system and were compared in 30 obese… CONTINUE READING
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