November 5, 1999
Pace of Research Accelerates in New Realm of Gait Studies
Patterns in how people walk have much to say about their health
Researchers have discovered an informative world of mathematical patterns hidden in the way that people walk.
Those patterns are providing important clues to how the nervous system changes over the human life span, and how neurological disease affects the brain's control of the body.
Neurologists, as a standard part of many diagnoses, watch patients walking -- but such observations have been fairly