Changes in Spatio-Temporal Gait Measures Throughout a Load-Bearing Military March
Contributing USMA Research Unit(s)
Civil and Mechanical Engineering
Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics,
This research examined the changes in gait throughout loaded military march. Data on pace, step length, stance time, and cadence were collected in the field during a dismounted military movement. The results showed that all gait metrics tended to decline with fatigue until approximately 65% completion, when they improved toward the starting values. Pace demonstrated the most marked changes with time, which suggests that it may be the best measure of fatigue status.
Zifchock, Rebecca; Ramsay, John; and Hussey, Erika, "Changes in Spatio-Temporal Gait Measures Throughout a Load-Bearing Military March" (2019). West Point Research Papers. 306.