Table 2.

Step length, step frequency and ground contact time for each condition

TrackStep length (m)Step frequency (steps s-1)Ground contact time (s)
Straight2.07±0.123.72±0.190.159±0.005
Curved radius (m)
    Outside leg
        61.70±0.10*3.56±0.120.190±0.006
        41.45±0.05*3.66±0.180.198±0.007
        31.41±0.07*3.35±0.100.226±0.008*
        21.18±0.08*3.30±0.180.242±0.010*
        10.80±0.04*3.56±0.260.261±0.022*
    Inside leg
        61.53±0.02*3.88±0.130.203±0.008
        41.30±0.03*4.05±0.110.221±0.009*
        31.21±0.03*3.78±0.060.233±0.008*
        21.01±0.07*3.74±0.230.263±0.008*
        10.77±0.02*3.82±0.120.290±0.004*
  • Values are means ± s.e.m. (N=5).

    Symmetry was assumed on the straight path.

  • * Statistically significant different to the straight path condition (P<0.05).