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REVIEW
Herman Pontzer
The evolutionary pressures shaping humans' unique bipedal locomotion have been a focus of research since Darwin, but the origins of humans' economical walking gait and endurance running capabilities remain unclear. Here, I review the anatomical and physiological determinants of locomotor economy (e.g., limb length and posture) and endurance (e.g., muscle volume and fiber type) and investigate their development in the hominin fossil record. The earliest hominins were bipedal but retained ape-like features in the hind limb that would have limited their walking economy compared to living humans...
June 19, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632055/muscle-activity-in-sprinting-a-review
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Róisín M Howard, Richard Conway, Andrew J Harrison
The use of electromyography (EMG) is widely recognised as a valuable tool for enhancing the understanding of performance drivers and potential injury risk in sprinting. The timings of muscle activations relative to running gait cycle phases and the technology used to obtain muscle activation data during sprinting are of particular interest to scientists and coaches. This review examined the main muscles being analysed by surface EMG (sEMG), their activations and timing, and the technologies used to gather sEMG during sprinting...
February 28, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605231/a-comparison-of-both-motorized-and-non-motorized-treadmill-gait-kinematics-to-overground-locomotion
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Adam M Fullenkamp, Danilo V Tolusso, C Matthew Laurent, Brian M Campbell, Andrea E Cripps
CONTEXT: Motorized treadmills (MT) present an altered motor task compared to overground (OG) locomotion in that MT belt surfaces are motor-driven, whereas individuals walking/running OG must propel themselves. A possible solution may lie with novel non-motorized treadmill (NMT) devices as the belt surface is propelled by the user. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare gait performance during both MT and NMT locomotion to OG. DESIGN: Crossover study...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601242/kinematic-models-of-lower-limb-joints-for-musculo-skeletal-modelling-and-optimization-in-gait-analysis
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REVIEW
Alberto Leardini, Claudio Belvedere, Fabrizio Nardini, Nicola Sancisi, Michele Conconi, Vincenzo Parenti-Castelli
Kinematic models of lower limb joints have several potential applications in musculoskeletal modelling of the locomotion apparatus, including the reproduction of the natural joint motion. These models have recently revealed their value also for in vivo motion analysis experiments, where the soft-tissue artefact is a critical known problem. This arises at the interface between the skin markers and the underlying bone, and can be reduced by defining multibody kinematic models of the lower limb and by running optimization processes aimed at obtaining estimates of position and orientation of relevant bones...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599003/measurement-agreement-between-a-newly-developed-sensing-insole-and-traditional-laboratory-based-method-for-footstrike-pattern-detection-in-runners
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Roy T H Cheung, Winko W An, Ivan P H Au, Janet H Zhang, Zoe Y S Chan, Alfred Man, Fannie O Y Lau, Melody K Y Lam, K K Lau, C Y Leung, N W Tsang, Louis K Y Sze, Gilbert W K Lam
This study introduced a novel but simple method to continuously measure footstrike patterns in runners using inexpensive force sensors. Two force sensing resistors were firmly affixed at the heel and second toe of both insoles to collect the time signal of foot contact. A total of 109 healthy young adults (42 males and 67 females) were recruited in this study. They ran on an instrumented treadmill at 0°, +10°, and -10° inclinations and attempted rearfoot, midfoot, and forefoot landings using real time visual biofeedback...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596214/changes-in-mechanical-work-during-neural-adaptation-to-asymmetric-locomotion
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Brian P Selgrade, Montakan Thajchayapong, Gloria E Lee, Megan E Toney, Young-Hui Chang
Minimizing whole body metabolic cost has been suggested to drive the neural processes of locomotor adaptation. Mechanical work performed by the legs should dictate the major changes in whole body metabolic cost of walking while providing greater insight into temporal and spatial mechanisms of adaptation. We hypothesized changes in mechanical work by the legs during an asymmetric split-belt walking adaptation task could explain previously observed changes in whole body metabolic cost. We predicted subjects would immediately increase mechanical work performed by the legs when first exposed to split-belt walking, followed by a gradual decrease throughout adaptation...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583674/three-dimensional-data-tracking-dynamic-optimization-simulations-of-human-locomotion-generated-by-direct-collocation
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Yi-Chung Lin, Marcus G Pandy
The aim of this study was to perform full-body three-dimensional (3D) dynamic optimization simulations of human locomotion by driving a neuromusculoskeletal model toward in vivo measurements of body-segmental kinematics and ground reaction forces. Gait data were recorded from 5 healthy participants who walked at their preferred speeds and ran at 2m/s. Participant-specific data-tracking dynamic optimization solutions were generated for one stride cycle using direct collocation in tandem with an OpenSim-MATLAB interface...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581815/biomechanical-factors-associated-with-achilles-tendinopathy-and-medial-tibial-stress-syndrome-in-runners
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James Becker, Stanley James, Robert Wayner, Louis Osternig, Li-Shan Chou
BACKGROUND: There is disagreement in the literature regarding whether the excessive excursion or velocity of rearfoot eversion is related to the development of 2 common running injuries: Achilles tendinopathy (AT) and medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). An alternative hypothesis suggests that the duration of rearfoot eversion may be an important factor. However, the duration of eversion has received relatively little attention in the biomechanics literature. HYPOTHESIS: Runners with AT or MTSS will demonstrate a longer duration of eversion but not greater excursion or velocity of eversion compared with healthy controls...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551469/peak-medial-but-not-lateral-hamstring-activity-is-significantly-lower-during-stance-phase-of-running-an-emg-investigation-using-a-reduced-gravity-treadmill
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Clint Hansen, Einar Einarson, Athol Thomson, Rodney Whiteley
The hamstrings are seen to work during late swing phase (presumably to decelerate the extending shank) then during stance phase (presumably stabilizing the knee and contributing to horizontal force production during propulsion) of running. A better understanding of this hamstring activation during running may contribute to injury prevention and performance enhancement (targeting the specific role via specific contraction mode). Twenty active adult males underwent surface EMG recordings of their medial and lateral hamstrings while running on a reduced gravity treadmill...
May 17, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551468/effects-of-different-movement-modes-on-plantar-pressure-distribution-patterns-in-obese-and-non-obese-chinese-children
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Yan Song-Hua, Wang Lu, Zhang Kuan
Walking, slow running (jogging) and fast running often occur in daily life, Physical Education Class and Physical Fitness Test for children. However, potential impact of jogging and running on plantar pressure of children is not clear. The purpose of this study was to compare the characteristics of plantar pressure distribution patterns in obese and non-obese children during walking, jogging and running, and evaluate biomechanical effects of three movements on obese children. A 2-m footscan plantar pressure plate (RSscan International, Belgium) was used to collect the gait data of 20 obese children (10...
May 4, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545560/influences-of-lumbar-disc-herniation-on-the-kinematics-in-multi-segmental-spine-pelvis-and-lower-extremities-during-five-activities-of-daily-living
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Shengzheng Kuai, Wenyu Zhou, Zhenhua Liao, Run Ji, Daiqi Guo, Rui Zhang, Weiqiang Liu
BACKGROUND: Low back pain (LBP) is a common problem that can contribute to motor dysfunction. Previous studies reporting the changes in kinematic characteristics caused by LBP present conflicting results. This study aimed to apply the multisegmental spinal model to investigate the kinematic changes in patients with lumbar disc herniation (LDH) during five activities of daily living (ADLs). METHODS: Twenty-six healthy subjects and 7 LDH patients participated in this study and performed level walking, stair climbing, trunk flexion, and ipsilateral and contralateral pickups...
May 25, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542090/5-km-time-trial-reliability-of-a-non-motorized-treadmill-and-comparison-of-physiological-and-perceptual-responses-versus-a-motorized-treadmill
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Hunter S Waldman, Alex J Heatherly, Ashton F Waddell, Ben M Krings, Eric K O'Neal
This study examined the reproducibility of performance across 3 non-motorized treadmill (NMT) 5-km time trials (TT) and physiological, gait, and perceptual differences of running at 5-km pace for both NMT and motorized treadmills (MT). Ten male runners experienced in road racing that had never run on a NMT completed 3 TT to establish personal best 5-km pace. In a later session, participants ran at this pace for 5 min on the NMT while metabolic, gait, and perceptual measures were recorded and then ran at outdoor 5-km personal best pace on a MT at 1% grade (counter-balanced crossover design)...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535432/water-depth-effects-on-impact-loading-kinematic-and-physiological-variables-during-water-treadmill-running
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Paul W Macdermid, Josh Wharton, Carina Schill, Philip W Fink
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare impact loading, kinematic and physiological responses to three different immersion depths (mid-shin, mid-thigh, and xiphoid process) while running at the same speed on a water based treadmill. METHODS: Participants (N=8) ran on a water treadmill at three depths for 3min. Tri-axial accelerometers were used to identify running dynamics plus measures associated with impact loading rates, while heart rate data were logged to indicate physiological demand...
July 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515449/the-role-of-stride-frequency-for-walk-to-run-transition-in-humans
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Ernst Albin Hansen, Lasse Andreas Risgaard Kristensen, Andreas Møller Nielsen, Michael Voigt, Pascal Madeleine
It remains unclear why humans spontaneously shift from walking to running at a certain point during locomotion at gradually increasing velocity. We show that a calculated walk-to-run transition stride frequency (70.6 ± 3.2 strides min(-1)) agrees with a transition stride frequency (70.8 ± 3.1 strides min(-1)) predicted from the two stride frequencies applied during treadmill walking and running at freely chosen velocities and freely chosen stride frequencies. The agreement is based on Bland and Altman's statistics...
May 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514926/trunk-muscle-activity-patterns-and-motion-patterns-of-patients-with-motor-complete-spinal-cord-injury-at-t8-and-t10-walking-with-different-un-powered-exoskeletons
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Xinyu Guan, Shengzheng Kuai, Linhong Ji, Rencheng Wang, Run Ji
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to explore how neurological injured levels of spinal cord affect the performance of patients walking with different un-powered exoskeletons. STUDY DESIGN: Case series observational study. SETTING: Gait and Motion Analysis Laboratory at the National Research Center Rehabilitation Technical Aids. METHODS: Electromyography and motion data from two subjects with complete spinal cord injury at T10 and T8 walking with un-powered exoskeletons were collected simultaneously...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503379/a-public-dataset-of-running-biomechanics-and-the-effects-of-running-speed-on-lower-extremity-kinematics-and-kinetics
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Reginaldo K Fukuchi, Claudiane A Fukuchi, Marcos Duarte
BACKGROUND: The goals of this study were (1) to present the set of data evaluating running biomechanics (kinematics and kinetics), including data on running habits, demographics, and levels of muscle strength and flexibility made available at Figshare (DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4543435); and (2) to examine the effect of running speed on selected gait-biomechanics variables related to both running injuries and running economy. METHODS: The lower-extremity kinematics and kinetics data of 28 regular runners were collected using a three-dimensional (3D) motion-capture system and an instrumented treadmill while the subjects ran at 2...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491016/a-channel-rejection-method-for-attenuating-motion-related-artifacts-in-eeg-recordings-during-walking
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Anderson S Oliveira, Bryan R Schlink, W David Hairston, Peter König, Daniel P Ferris
Recording scalp electroencephalography (EEG) during human motion can introduce motion artifacts. Repetitive head movements can generate artifact patterns across scalp EEG sensors. There are many methods for identifying and rejecting bad channels and independent components from EEG datasets, but there is a lack of methods dedicated to evaluate specific intra-channel amplitude patterns for identifying motion-related artifacts. In this study, we proposed a template correlation rejection (TCR) as a novel method for identifying and rejecting EEG channels and independent components carrying motion-related artifacts...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488928/do-subjective-assessments-of-running-patterns-reflect-objective-parameters
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Thibault Lussiana, Cyrille Gindre, Laurent Mourot, Kim Hébert-Losier
Running patterns are often categorized into subgroups according to common features before data analysis and interpretation. The Volodalen(®) method is a simple field-based tool used to classify runners into aerial or terrestrial using a 5-item subjective rating scale. We aimed to validate the Volodalen(®) method by quantifying the relationship between its subjective scores and 3D biomechanical measures. Fifty-four runners ran 30 s on a treadmill at 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18 km h(-1) while their kinematics were assessed subjectively using the Volodalen(®) method and objectively using 3D motion capture...
August 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485300/gait-studies-for-a-quadrupedal-microrobot-reveal-contrasting-running-templates-in-two-frequency-regimes
#19
Benjamin Goldberg, Neel Doshi, Kaushik Jayaram, Robert J Wood
Performance metrics such as speed, cost of transport, and stability are the driving factors behind gait selection in legged locomotion. To help understand the effect of gait on the performance and dynamics of small-scale ambulation, we explore four quadrupedal gaits over a wide range of stride frequencies on a 1.43 g, biologically-inspired microrobot, the Harvard Ambulatory MicroRobot (HAMR). Despite its small size, HAMR can precisely control leg frequency, phasing, and trajectory, making it an exceptional platform for gait studies at scales relevant to insect locomotion...
June 15, 2017: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476901/is-combining-gait-retraining-or-an-exercise-programme-with-education-better-than-education-alone-in-treating-runners-with-patellofemoral-pain-a-randomised-clinical-trial
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Jean-Francois Esculier, Laurent Julien Bouyer, Blaise Dubois, Pierre Fremont, Lynne Moore, Bradford McFadyen, Jean-Sébastien Roy
DESIGN: Single-blind randomised clinical trial. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of three 8-week rehabilitation programmes on symptoms and functional limitations of runners with patellofemoral pain (PFP). METHODS: Sixty-nine runners with PFP were randomly assigned to one of three intervention groups: (1) education on symptoms management and training modifications (education); (2) exercise programme in addition to education (exercises); (3) gait retraining in addition to education (gait retraining)...
May 5, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
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