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News tag: walk


Exoskeleton to add efficiency, reduce energy in human walk

3 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
After millions of years of evolution, humans have a smooth, energy-efficient walk. Engineers however, insist there is always room for improvement, as indicated in a new study. Researchers unveiled an unpowered exoskeleton – a light, small, and spring-activated device fitting on the lower leg and capable of reducing the energy…


Knee arthritis kept under control by daily walk

28 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
New study shows people suffering from knee osteoarthritis should take daily walks of at least 5 km. The study, published in Arthritis Care & Research, indicates a successful treatment for this degenerative disease requires at least 6000 walking steps on a daily basis. Researchers from University of Massachusetts evaluated 1788…