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Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2008 Oct;36(4):200-4. doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e3181877d71.

The structure of variability in human walking and running is speed-dependent.

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  • 1Department of Integrative Physiology, The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, USA.


The variability of gait in human walking and running is not random but shows self-similarity that is dependent on the speed of locomotion. The strength of the long-range correlations for each gait pattern follows a U-shaped function that is centered on the respective preferred speed of locomotion.

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