Running on uneven ground: leg adjustments to altered ground level.

@article{Mller2010RunningOU,
  title={Running on uneven ground: leg adjustments to altered ground level.},
  author={Roy M{\"u}ller and Reinhard Blickhan},
  journal={Human movement science},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={578-89}
}
In locomotion, humans have to deal with changes in ground level like pavement or stairs. When they encounter uneven ground with changes in terrain height, they reduce their angle of attack and leg stiffness on a step. This strategy was found for the single step upward movement. However, are these adjustments the result of a general strategy? In our study we focused on leg adjustments while running up and down, implying permanent adaptation to a new track level. To investigate this, we measured… CONTINUE READING