1. Thank you for re-examining this aspect of gait. I have not dropped the determinants in my gait lectures as I believe that they are very useful in the qualitative observation of gait. I admit I use the CoM terminology (that will change this year, thank you) but in a way to look for abrupt or exaggerated changes in the CoM path vertically and horizontally.
    I wil be looking forward to further posts.

  2. Dear Richard,

    thank you for a nice post on this classic paper. I wonder if it is the words “of low amplitude” that, in part, explains the ‘minimize center of mass movements = low energy’ interpretation? :

    “translating the centre of gravity through a smooth undulating pathway of low amplitude the human body conserves energy”

  3. Sir,

    I am a representative of VICON company in Poland since 2004. I was also a representative of Kistler for over 25 years. I am professionally offering measuring equipment for the needs of locomotion research. On the Polish market one can notice the lack of translations of the basic literature in this field. I would like to ask you if you would agree to make translation of your Measuring Walking handbook ( A Handbook of Clinical Gait Analisis ) by me. A number of users of motion capture systems that are installed in Poland ( there are a total of about 40 ) regret that they do not have access to a publication that would provide them with information on how to interpret properly collected measurement data.
    I tried to interest a number of people from the Polish Biomechanics Society, but it did not meet with their enthusiasm because of the large amount of time that such translation should be devoted to.

    I will expect you to answer in the hope that my suggestion will be interesting to you.

    Jacek Dobrowiecki

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