Smooth changes in the EMG patterns during gait transitions under body weight unloading

Francesca Sylos Labini, Yuri P. Ivanenko, Germana Cappellini, Silvio Gravano, Francesco Lacquaniti

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Abstract

During gradual speed changes, humans exhibit a sudden discontinuous switch from walking to running at a specific speed, and it has been suggested that different gaits may be associated with different functioning of neuronal networks. In this study we recorded the EMG activity of leg muscles at slow increments and decrements in treadmill belt speed and at different levels of body weight unloading. In contrast to normal walking at 1 g, at lower levels of simulated gravity (

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1525-1536
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Neurophysiology
Volume106
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

Keywords

  • Central pattern generator
  • Electromyographic patterns
  • Gravity
  • Human locomotion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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