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Dynamic considerations of heel-strike impact in human gait

Author
Ros, J.; Font-Llagunes, J.M.; Plaza, A.; Kövecses, J.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Multibody system dynamics
Date of publication
2015-11-01
Volume
35
Number
3
First page
215
Last page
232
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11044-015-9460-0 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/81797 Open in new window
Abstract
Based on the impulsive-dynamics formulation, this article presents the analysis of different strategies to regulate the energy dissipation at the heel-strike event in the context of human locomotion. For this purpose, a seven-link 2D human-like multibody model based on anthropometric data is used. The model captures the most relevant dynamic and energetic aspects of the heel-strike event in the sagittal plane. The pre-impact mechanical state of the system, around which the analysis of the heel i...
Citation
Ros, J., Font-Llagunes, J.M., Plaza, A., Kövecses, J. Dynamic considerations of heel-strike impact in human gait. "Multibody system dynamics", 01 Novembre 2015, vol. 35, núm. 3, p. 215-232.
Keywords
Biomechanics, Bipedal walking, Energy analysis, Human gait, Impact dynamics
Group of research
BIOMEC - Biomechanical Engineering Lab
CREB - Biomedical Engineering Research Centre

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