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Effects of speed, cadence, and amputation on gait over varied terrain

posted Apr 16, 2014, 2:38 PM by Deanna Gates   [ updated May 15, 2014, 1:52 PM ]
Negotiating gait over different walking surfaces can be difficult and places people at a higher risk of falls.  We have completed several studies on how people adapt their walking patterns when negotiating different surfaces, such as rocks, stairs, sand, and curbs.  We are currently exploring the impact of altering cadence when walking over different surfaces. Our primary goal is to understand healthy adaptations so that we might improve performance in individuals with amputation through patient training, or intelligent prosthetic devices. 

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