During walking elders increase efforts at proximal joints and keep low kinetics at the ankle
Background: Both ageing and speed definitely affect gait patterns. Since most of the comparisons between young and elderly people while walking have been carried out at different "self-selected" speeds, results might be biased by a lack of control of the effects of both the concomitant issues. Therefore, further investigations aimed at separating the influence of both the sources of variability are required.
Record created on 2012-04-25, modified on 2016-08-09