Contribution of hip hiking to limb altitude control: A 3-D modelling approach

Mehran Armand, Jan P. Huissoon, Aftab E. Patla

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Abstract

Recent experimental studies demonstrate a dominant contribution of vertical hip translational energy to limb elevation over obstacles. A 3-D modelling technique is used to investigate the sources and contributions of hip hiking to limb altitude control during the swing phase of obstructed gait. The models developed are fitted to the experimental kinematic data of normal humans. The effect of changing the calculated moments on the simulated kinematics was then investigated. It was found that hip hiking, is the most energy efficient strategy, and that it is most effective when applied during the double-support phase of locomotion prior to initiation of the swing phase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)631-632
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 18th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Part 2 (of 5) - Amsterdam, Neth
Duration: Oct 31 1996Nov 3 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Health Informatics

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