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Walking cycles.

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he cycle of the march is the sequence of events that take place from the contact of the heel with the ground, until the next contact of the same heel with the ground. The complete cycle of the march consists of two phases:

  • Support stage: in which the reference foot is in contact with the ground.


  • Oscillation phase: in which the reference foot is suspended in the air.

 
Individuals present different gait patterns that change with their activity, age, physical, sensory and cognitive ability. We use different types of footwear with different soles that, when coming into contact with the pavement, give us different coefficients of friction, which will also depend on the type and condition of the pavements (durability, wear, slippage, presence of pollutant wear, etc.). We find a variety of factors that can cause a fall, stumble or slip, which not only depend on the pavement, but also on the person walking.

When walking, people are looking for a walking pattern that is comfortable and safe, depending on the speed and length of the step.

 The cycles of normal and pathological human march give us a vision of how the gait is different for each individual. Influences such as age, weight, walking speed, physical, sensory and cognitive abilities of people. These factors influence the contact of the individual with the pavement, resulting in a different coefficient of friction for each case, but always within safety limits that allow unifying and establishing comfort points for a safe ride. It is therefore necessary to define a minimum coefficient of friction that would prevent slippage. (Zamora Álvarez, Tomas, 2012)

The cycle of the march is the sequence of events that take place from the contact of the heel with the ground, until the next contact of the same heel with the ground. The complete cycle of the march consists of two phases:


1. Support phase: in which the reference foot is in contact with the ground.


2. Oscillation phase: in which the reference foot is suspended in the air

Individuals present different gait patterns that change with their activity, age, physical, sensory and cognitive ability. We use different types of footwear with different soles that, when coming into contact with the pavement, give us different coefficients of friction, which will also depend on the type and condition of the pavements (durability, wear, slippage, presence of pollutant wear, etc.). We find a variety of factors that can cause a fall, stumble or slip, which not only depend on the pavement, but also on the person walking.

When walking, people are looking for a walking pattern that is comfortable and safe, depending on the speed and length of the passage ..

 Slip Resistance Group Spain

Asociación española para la prevención de caídas en el tránsito peatonal.

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