Mechanical work rate minimization and freely chosen stride frequency of human walking: a mathematical model.

@article{Minetti1992MechanicalWR,
  title={Mechanical work rate minimization and freely chosen stride frequency of human walking: a mathematical model.},
  author={Alberto E Minetti and Franco Saibene},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1992},
  volume={170},
  pages={19-34}
}
The interplay between the work done to move the body centre of mass with respect to the environment (external work) and the work done to move the limbs with respect to the body (internal work) has been shown experimentally partially to determine the freely chosen stride frequency during walking. A mathematical model that estimates the two components of the mechanical work is proposed. The model, according to the criterion of work rate minimization (both positive and positive plus negative), is… CONTINUE READING

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