Loco%20Kinematics%20Lab

Loco%20Kinematics%20Lab - Biomechanics IPHY 4540 Locomotion...

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Biomechanics IPHY 4540 Name _________________ Locomotion Kinematics This week’s lab has three parts that all involve measurements of the kinematics of human locomotion. The first part focuses on stride frequency and stride length in walking and running on a treadmill. The second part focuses on preferred walking speed outside. The third part is experimental. We want you to study the effect of X on either stride frequency/stride length or the effect of X on preferred walking speed. X is some variable that you can manipulate. Whether walking or running, your speed is the product of stride frequency and stride length. Velocity = stride frequency x stride length. A stride is a complete gait cycle, i.e. from right heel strike to the next right heel strike. So, there are three ways to increase speed, just increase stride frequency, just increase stride length or increase both. Just based on your intuition, make a hypothesis for how increased speed is achieved in walking . Hypothesis 1: Again, just based on your intuition, make a hypothesis for how increased speed is achieved in running . Hypothesis 2: To test your hypotheses, one person should serve as the volunteer subject. They should not have any orthopedic problems or have any health restrictions to moderate exercise. Be very careful using the treadmill. Follow the safety directions of your TA. Turn the treadmill on and set the speed to 1.5 MPH.
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