Optimal speeds for walking and running, and walking on a moving walkway.

@article{Srinivasan2009OptimalSF,
  title={Optimal speeds for walking and running, and walking on a moving walkway.},
  author={Manoj Srinivasan},
  journal={Chaos},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={026112}
}
Many aspects of steady human locomotion are thought to be constrained by a tendency to minimize the expenditure of metabolic cost. This paper has three parts related to the theme of energetic optimality: (1) a brief review of energetic optimality in legged locomotion, (2) an examination of the notion of optimal locomotion speed, and (3) an analysis of walking on moving walkways, such as those found in some airports. First, I describe two possible connotations of the term "optimal locomotion… CONTINUE READING
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