Ankle Push-off and Mechanical Energy Flow in Human Gait

The objective of this research was to study the ankle push-off function in relation to the effect of the ankle push-off power on the mechanical energy flow pattern of the lower limb. An energy flow model gave a new perspective of gait biomechanics by bridging the joint and segmental energetics. We hypothesized that the ankle push-off power would be a power source for preparing the following swing of lower-limb segments, but not for pushing the superincumbent body forward.

Be sure to check out the Q&A section of this session. It is a separate link under the Annual Meeting. Just look for Question and Answer Segment from the 2014 Annual Meeting Thranhardt Lectures.

Tags: Orthotics, Annual Meeting
Author/Presenter: Hung-Bin Chen, MS
Liang-Wey Chang, PhD, CO, PE
Credits: 0.5
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Expiration date: June 29, 2018
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Final exam: 12 multiple choice questions, 80% must be correct to pass.
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