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Keywords: limb length
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (23): 3729–3737.
Published: 1 December 2016
.... Therefore, we examined walking speed, walk-to-run transition speed, estimated locomotor costs (lower limb muscle volume activated during walking), impact transient (rapid increase in ground force at touchdown) and effective limb length (ELL) in subjects ( n =14) who walked at self-selected speeds using HS...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (10): 1752–1761.
Published: 15 May 2007
...Herman Pontzer SUMMARY Relative to body size, smaller animals use more energy to travel a given distance than larger animals, but the anatomical variable driving this negative allometry remains the subject of debate. Here, I report a simple inverse relationship between effective limb length (i.e...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (3): 484–494.
Published: 1 February 2007
...Herman Pontzer SUMMARY The energy cost of terrestrial locomotion has been linked to the muscle forces generated to support body weight and swing the limbs. The LiMb model predicts these forces, and hence locomotor cost, as a function of limb length and basic kinematic variables. Here, I test...