Earth's earliest primates have taken a step up in the world, now that researchers have gotten a good look at their ankles.
For most healthy bipeds, the act of walking is seldom given a second thought: One foot follows the other, and the rest of the body falls in line, supported by a system of muscle, tendon, and bones.
(Phys.org) —Over a puddle, up to the basket, off the high dive—we all take leaps from time to time.
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a first-of-its-kind study comparing human walking and running motions and whether the hips, knees or ankles are the most important power sources for these motions researchers at North Carolina ...
What is it about elite sprinters that gives them the edge over non-sprinters in the 100m dash? Stephen Piazza from the Pennsylvania State University publishes his discovery, in The Journal of Experimental Biology, that the ...
Infrared thermography can help detect joint inflammation and help improving work ergonomics, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland.
A new lower-limb prosthetic developed at Vanderbilt University allows amputees to walk without the leg-dragging gait characteristic of conventional artificial legs.
(AP) -- If an alcohol-monitoring bracelet can keep celebrities like Lindsay Lohan from drinking, some parents might wonder, Can I get one for my teen?