Scholarly Research Excellence

Donghan Koo

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Publications

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Analysis of the Loaded Gait Subjected to the Trunk Flexion Change
Abstract:
In the paper, the energetic features of the loaded gait are newly analyzed depending on the trunk flexion change. To investigate the loaded gait, walking experiments are performed for five subjects and, the ground reaction forces and kinematic data are measured. Based on these information, we compute the impulse, momentum and mechanical works done on the center of body mass, through the trunk flexion change. As a result, it is shown that the trunk flexion change does not affect the impulses and momentums during the step-to-step transition as well. However, the direction of the pre-collision momentum does change depending on the trunk flexion change, which is degenerated just after (or during) the collision period.
Keywords:
Loaded gait, collision, impulse, gravity, heel strike, push-off, gait analysis.