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  • Query on continuous walking force measurements

    I'm a civil engineering researcher studying forces induced by people
    moving on structures.

    Forces due to people on structures are normally modelled as a sequence
    of Fourier components obtained from a
    sigle footfall trace on a force plate, and this is usually for vertical
    forces only.

    I have been using a Kistler Gaitway machine to measure 1-miute series of
    walking at various speeds to
    t study variability of the various parameters i.e. to get more realistic

    I am probably not the first to do this so if anyone has studied this
    from apoint of view of the forces
    generated by the person rather than the forces on the person, I'd be
    interested to contact them.

    Also the lateral forces are rather harder to measure; a force plate can
    only capture one trace and there are
    dfficulties using a Gaitway machine for lateral measurements (according
    to Kistler and the posts I''ve read).

    There are also in-sole pressure measuring devices that people have used.
    Again, if anyone has time series data
    For lateral/vertical forces in continuous walking I'd love to hear from

    James M W Brownjohn
    Associate Professor,
    Division of Structures and Mechanics,
    School of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
    Nanyang Technological University,
    50 Nanyang Avenue,
    SINGAPORE 639798
    Tel +65 67904773
    Fax +65 67910676

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