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  • Looking for gait parameter data on Mr. Pistorius

    Hello Everyone,

    I am looking for gait parameter data on Oscar Pistorius, so I can use it in
    the spring mass model to calculate his specific mechanical power expenditure
    due to spring-leg compression.

    I've been able to "guestimate" his step-frequency at v = 11.5 m/s (~3.5 Hz)
    and leg-stiffness at v = 0 (~16 KN/m) from the videos, but they
    are VERY inaccurate. I'd like to compare his power expenditure to that of a
    similar able-bodied runner at the same speed.

    Has anyone seen any measurements on Mr. Pistorius?

    Ted Andresen
    Mathematics Department (SP/G)
    St. Petersburg College
    St. Petersburg, Florida

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