- Grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) locomotion: forelimb joint mechanics across speed in the sagittal and frontal planes
Summary: Joint dynamics of grizzly bears in the sagittal plane are similar to those of other species, and they produce little net work in the frontal plane despite relatively high forces.
- Comparative locomotor costs of domestic dogs reveal energetic economy of wolf-like breeds
Summary: Northern breed dogs have lower locomotor transport costs than other breeds, in part due to an energy-saving morphological mechanism retained from their highly cursorial progenitor, the gray wolf.
- Exceptional running and turning performance in a mite
Highlighted Article: The mite Paratarsotomus macropalpis attains the highest relative speed and stride frequency documented for any animal.
- Children and adults minimise activated muscle volume by selecting gait parameters that balance gross mechanical power and work demands
Highlighted Article: The gross mechanics of walking and running children and adults support a new model for the costs dominating level terrestrial locomotion – muscle activation for mechanical work or power.