The independent effects of speed and propulsive force on joint power generation in walking.

@article{Browne2017TheIE,
  title={The independent effects of speed and propulsive force on joint power generation in walking.},
  author={Michael G. Browne and Jason R Franz},
  journal={Journal of biomechanics},
  year={2017},
  volume={55},
  pages={
          48-55
        }
}
Walking speed is modulated using propulsive forces (FP) during push-off and both preferred speed and FP decrease with aging. However, even prior to walking slower, reduced FP may be accompanied by potentially unfavorable changes in joint power generation. For example, compared to young adults, older adults exhibit a redistribution of mechanical power generation from the propulsive plantarflexor muscles to more proximal muscles acting across the knee and hip. Here, we used visual biofeedback… CONTINUE READING
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