Humans adjust walking style for energy efficiency

Robotic exoskeleton studies reveal body’s ability to quickly economize movements

person walking with robotic leg braces

WALK THIS WAY  People tend to walk in a way that uses the least amount of energy, a new study finds. Researchers used robotic exoskeleton leg braces to adjust people’s strides (image shows short, natural and long step lengths) and face masks to measure energy use.

Greg Ehlers

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