Mechanical work performed by individual limbs of transfemoral amputees during step-to-step transitions: Effect of walking velocity.

The greater metabolic demand during the gait of people with a transfemoral amputation limits their autonomy and walking velocity. Major modifications of the kinematic and kinetic patterns of transfemoral amputee gait quantified using gait analysis may explain their greater energy cost. Donelan et al. proposed a method called the individual limb method to… (More)