What is the topic of this review? This narrative review explores past and recent findings on the mechanical determinants of energy cost during human locomotion, obtained by using a mechanical approach based on König's theorem (Fenn's approach). What advances does it highlight? Recent developments in analytical methods and of their applications allow a better understanding of the mechanical-bioenergetic interaction. Advances are: 1) the determination of "frictional" internal work; 2) the association between tendon work and apparent efficiency; 3) a better understanding of the role of energy recovery and internal work in pathological gait (amputees, stroke and obese); 4) a comprehensive analysis of human locomotion in (simulated) low gravity conditions.
|Titolo:||Mechanical work as a (key) determinant of energy cost in human locomotion: recent findings and future directions|
|Data di pubblicazione:||Being printed|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|