Scaling of dynamics in the earliest stages of walking.

  title={Scaling of dynamics in the earliest stages of walking.},
  author={Kenneth G. Holt and Elliot Saltzman and Chia-Ling Ho and Beverly D. Ulrich},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  volume={87 11},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Although the description of mature walking is fairly well established, less is known about what is being learned in the process. Such knowledge is critical to the physical therapist who wants to teach children with developmental delays. The purpose of this experiment was to test the notion that learning to walk efficiently involves fine-tuning the body's controllable stiffness (by co-contraction and isometric muscle contractions against gravity) to match (at a 1:1 scaling… CONTINUE READING

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