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Sr Bullimore, Anatomy
05-29-2001, 08:50 PM
Hi

I was wondering if anyone could help me with a query.

The spring-mass model of locomotion predicts that vertical
ground reaction force curves should be symmetrical with
peak force occurring at 50 % of stance. However, we've
repeatedly obtained curves with the peak occurring at about 45 %
of stance. Does anyone know why this happens, or of any
studies that have investigated what factors influence GRF
symmetry?

Thanks

Sharon Bullimore

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Sharon Bullimore
Department of Anatomy
University of Bristol
UK
sharon.bullimore@bris.ac.uk
ex. 9365

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