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01-18-2010, 02:11 AM
a step in human walking is defined as the sequence of events between
contact of one foot and the next contact of the other foot. for
instance, a step could start at touch-down of the right foot and end
at touch-down of the left foot. in literature, that would often be
referred to as a ~left~ step. how come? I start my ~left~ contact
with a ~left~ touch-down, my ~left~ gait cycle with a ~left~
touch-down, so why would I start my ~left~ step with a ~right~
touch-down. why would a step be defined where the leg is mostly
comments are much appreciated.

thanks and have a great day,
suzi lipfert

Locomotion Lab
University of Jena, Germany
+49 (0) 3641-945-734/9 (desk/lab)