The role of anticipatory postural adjustments and gravity in gait initiation

@article{Lepers1995TheRO,
  title={The role of anticipatory postural adjustments and gravity in gait initiation},
  author={Romuald Lepers and Yvon Breni{\`e}re},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
  year={1995},
  volume={107},
  pages={118-124}
}
This study analyzes the anticipatory postural adjustments which precede heel-off by considering the participation of the gravitational and muscular actions about the ankle joints during the gait initiation process. The resultant moment about the ankle joints and the gravitational moment were calculated using a biomechanical model in five normal subjects for three different speed conditions. The results show that the variations of these two moments are correlated to the velocity at the end of… CONTINUE READING