Walking dynamics in preadolescents with and without Down syndrome

A force-driven harmonic oscillator (FDHO) model reveals elastic property of general muscular activity during walking. This study aimed to investigate whether children with Down syndrome (DS) have a lower K/G ratio, a primary variable derived from the FDHO model, than typically developing children during overground and treadmill walking, and whether children with DS can adapt the K/G ratio to walking speeds, external ankle load and a treadmill setting.

A force-driven harmonic oscillator (FDHO) model reveals elastic property of general muscular activity during walking. This study aimed to investigate whether children with Down syndrome (DS) have a lower K/G ratio, a primary variable derived from the FDHO model, than typically developing children during overground and treadmill walking, and whether children with DS can adapt the K/G ratio to walking speeds, external ankle load and a treadmill setting.

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Walking dynamics in preadolescents with and without Down syndrome