HHP doctoral student Vivian Rose's research on the differences in walking biomechanics of children and adults has been featured in the Journal of Experimental Biology.
Vivian coauthored the paper titled, "Simple models highlight differences in the walking biomechanics of young children and adults" with Dr. Christopher Arellano.
Most of the devices currently available to help children with disabilities walk are simply scaled-down versions of the designs used for adults, taking no account of the differences between adult and kids’ movements. Could the devices be improved if we knew more about how kids walk? Vivian's research shows the differences in walking biomechanics between children and adults and might lead to a better understanding of the needs of children with disabilities.
Below is a excerpt from the article:
Read the entire article in the Journal of Experimental Biology
Simple models highlight differences in the walking biomechanics of young children and adults
Arellano Research Group website