The energy cost for the step-to-step transition in amputee walking

J.H.P. Houdijk, E. Pollman, M. Groenewold, H. Wiggerts, W. Polomski

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    The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the increased energy cost of amputee gait could be accounted for by an increase in the mechanical work dissipated during the step-to-step transition in walking. Eleven transtibial amputees (AMP) and 11 age-matched controls (CO) walked at both comfortable (CWS) and fixed (FWS, 1.3 m/s) walking speed, while external mechanical work of each separate leg and metabolic energy consumption were measured. At FWS the metabolic energy consumption (Ė
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)35-40
    JournalGait and Posture
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


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