Table 4.

Steady speed locomotion parameters during level trotting at 2.86 m s—1 for each loading condition

Loading condition
ParameterUMFH
d (m)0.624±0.0080.615±0.0110.628±0.0120.626±0.014
tstep (s)0.219±0.0030.217±0.0040.222±0.0040.220±0.005
αhind0.001±0.0090.012±0.0120.016±0.009*—0.010±0.010*
DF total 0.461±0.0050.487±0.009*0.485±0.005*0.478±0.006*
DF fore 0.451±0.0090.476±0.009*0.477±0.006*0.455±0.007
DF hind 0.383±0.0040.405±0.007*0.389±0.005*0.418±0.006*
tc,f/tc,h1.19±0.0171.18±0.0321.23±0.024*1.09±0.022*
Θfore (deg.)—3.32±0.221—3.43±0.307—2.92±0.302*—3.30±0.362
Θhind (deg.)5.84±0.4386.46±0.454*5.70±0.4595.14±0.512*
  • Values are ±95% C.I.

    Significant differences (P<0.05) from the unloaded condition are indicated by asterisks.

    U, unloaded; M, mid-load; F, fore-load; H, hind-load.

    See Appendix A and the text for parameter definitions.