We admit computer models can only approximate human gait, and here is a perfect example. Watch the video a time or 2 and come back and read on….
Really….Did you watch it? Maybe you really should…
What do we see?
A prime example of heel rocker but what is missing? How about midfoot pronation, a requisite for normal gait and one of the 4 shock absorbing mechanisms (pronation, ankle dorsiflexion, knee flexion and hip flexion)
dip of the opposite hip with initial contact and loading response. looks like the computer model had built in gluteus medius weakness!
what about that lack of anterior and posterior rock of the ilia?
they do show g max activation (posterior view) during propulsion…nice!
where are the abs initiating hip flexion?
how about that forward head posture?
we think there should be exaggerated torso rotation (contralateral to the side of strike) with no arms
So what does this prove?
This is a great attempt at simulating human gait, but gait being so complex and ….well….human, it is difficult to approximate with a computer modeling program.
We are the geeks of gait…The Gait Guys…Ivo and Shawn
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