Project

The influence of the acceleration profile on the walk-to-run transition

Duration
01 October 2008 → 30 September 2012
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Scientific computing
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Biomechanics
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Biomechanics
    • Public health care
    • Public health services
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology
    • Biomechanics
  • Engineering and technology
    • Infrastructure, transport and mobility engineering
    • Other mechanical and manufacturing engineering
    • Scientific computing
Keywords
acceleration running inertia biomechanics walking gait transition
 
Project description

Research on gait transitions are characterized by different accelerations. Up till now the influence of acceleration on the realization of the walk-to-run transition is unknown. The second law of Newton (F=ma) learns us that different accelerations lead to different force profiles. The latter could lead to differences in the actual realization of transition and by consequence affect the determinants of transition.