Principles of human locomotion: A review

Jose L Pons*, J. C. Moreno, D. Torricelli, J. S. Taylor

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Abstract

In this article the principles of human locomotion are revisited and reviewed. This has been done in the framework of two European projects, where the elicitation of these mechanisms inform, on the one hand, the design of artificial bipedal walkers (H2R), and on the other hand the design of lower limb exoskeletons (BETTER) for rehabilitation of gait in post-stroke patients. Passive dynamics emerging from the morphology of the human musculoskeletal system, reflexes as stabilization mechanisms, modular control of movement as well as supra-spinal control of gait are reviewed to get insight on how these mechanisms can be used to explain human locomotion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
Pages6941-6944
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 31 2013
Event2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013 - Osaka, Japan
Duration: Jul 3 2013Jul 7 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
ISSN (Print)1557-170X

Other

Other2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2013
CountryJapan
CityOsaka
Period7/3/137/7/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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