Stance and swing phase costs in human walking.

@article{Umberger2010StanceAS,
  title={Stance and swing phase costs in human walking.},
  author={Brian R. Umberger},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society, Interface},
  year={2010},
  volume={7 50},
  pages={1329-40}
}
Leg swing in human walking has historically been viewed as a passive motion with little metabolic cost. Recent estimates of leg swing costs are equivocal, covering a range from 10 to 33 per cent of the net cost of walking. There has also been a debate as to whether the periods of double-limb support during the stance phase dominate the cost of walking. Part of this uncertainty is because of our inability to measure metabolic energy consumption in individual muscles during locomotion. Therefore… CONTINUE READING
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