The Dynamics of Bipedal Skipping Gaits
MetadataShow full item record
Publisher:The Ohio State University
Series/Report no.:The Ohio State University. Department of Mechanical Engineering Honors Theses; 2006
In the past, studies and literature surrounding bipedal skipping gaits have suggested that it could lead to significant advancements in bipedal locomotion in low-gravity conditions and motor control development in humans. This thesis presents an analytical model of the bipedal skipping gait and further analyzes the model’s characteristics. The model incorporates multiple phases for a single stride with each phase building upon its predecessor. In addition, the model is intended to generate realistic results integrating adjustable parameters such as height and weight. Of particular interest is the comparison of the model’s simulated results to experimental data. Through analysis of the model, a better understanding of the gait can lead to breakthroughs in motor development in children’s coordination skills and those of patients recovering from strokes or other, similar illnesses.
College of Engineering Research Fund
Items in Knowledge Bank are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.