美音60“(141030)To Walk You Have to Fall in Step

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发表于:2014-10-30 22:00 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

 




http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/to-walk-you-have-to-fall-in-step/

How many times has this happened to you? You start to fall, but then catch yourself and continue on your way. Well, new research shows that falling and catching yourself actually happens every time we take a step. And that we precisely place our feet as we walk to avoid taking a tumble during this ambulatory balancing act. The study is in the journal Biology Letters. [Yang Wang and Manoj Srinivasan: Stepping in the direction of the fall: the next foot placement can be predicted from current upper body state in steady-state walking]

When humans walk, we put one foot in front of the other. But the way each foot lands can vary from step to step. This variation in foot placement can appear pretty random. But researchers decided to take a closer look. 

They fitted 10 volunteers with motion capture markers and then watched as the subjects walked on a treadmill. The investigators discovered that that they could predict exactly where each foot would fall based on the movement of the person’s pelvis during the previous step. The body falls forward and sideways as we walk…and the feet come down in a way that restores our balance.

The findings could be useful for developing ways to help people with movement disorders regain their stability. The info could also make walking robots more surefooted. So they don’t, ya know, fall down on the job. 

—Karen Hopkin


They fitted 10 volunteers with motion capture markers and then watched as the subjects walked on a treadmill. The investigators discovered that they could predict exactly where each foot would fall based on the movement of the person’s pelvis during the previous step. The body falls forward and sideways as we walk…and the feet come down in a way that restores our balance.

pelvis    'pel-vəs    骨盆






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同类技术在军事上的应用

美军大狗机器人

美军wildcat机器人(其实是驴和拖拉机的合体兽)

ubisoft眼中的甲虫机器人



 

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