Sensitivity of dynamic stability to changes in step width during treadmill walking by young adults.

@article{Rosenblatt2012SensitivityOD,
  title={Sensitivity of dynamic stability to changes in step width during treadmill walking by young adults.},
  author={Noah J. Rosenblatt and Christopher P. Hurt and Mark D. Grabiner},
  journal={Journal of applied biomechanics},
  year={2012},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={616-21}
}
Recent experimental findings support theoretical predictions that across walking conditions the motor system chooses foot placement to achieve a constant minimum "margin of stability" (MOSmin)--distance between the extrapolated center of mass and base of support. For example, while step width varies, similar average MOSmin exists between overground and treadmill walking and between overground and compliant/irregular surface walking. However, predictions regarding the invariance of MOSmin to… CONTINUE READING