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Variations In Gait Patterns Of Runners: Relationship To Anthropometric Measurements
Author(s): S. Adelsberg; C. Tauber; J. Au; J. Pugh
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Paper Abstract

High-speed computerized motion analysis was used to assess the running parameters of a group of runners. Anthropometric measurements were taken on the group of runners in an effort to provide possible correlations between running style, speed, and anthropometry. The most consistent correlation was between speed and stride length. Femur length and stride length was only highly correlated for the runners at the fastest speeds. The faster runners also had a gait pattern characterized by significantly lower ground contact time than that of the slower runners. Of prime importance in running is behavior of the body during float phase, and mediated by anthropometry and the biomechanical characteristics of the stance phase.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0361, Biostereometrics '82, (12 July 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.966053
Show Author Affiliations
S. Adelsberg, Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute (United States)
C. Tauber, Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute (United States)
J. Au, Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute (United States)
J. Pugh, Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0361:
Biostereometrics '82
Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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