Does treadmill workstation use affect user’s kinematic gait symmetry?

Paul Gonzalo Arauz, María Gabriela García, Mauricio Velez, Cesar León, Francisco Velez, Bernard Martin

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The effects of treadmill workstation use on kinematic gait symmetry and computer work performance remain unclear. The purpose of this pilot study was to analyze the effects of treadmill workstation use on lower body motion symmetry while performing a typing task when compared to overground and treadmill walking. The lower body motion of ten healthy adults (6 males and 4 females) was recorded by a motion capture system. Hip, knee, and ankle joint rotations were computed and compared for each condition. Despite comparable lower body kinematic gait asymmetries across conditions, asymmetric knee flexion motions at early gait cycle were only found in treadmill workstation users (left knee significantly more flexed than the right one). This demonstrates that the interaction between walking and another task is dependent on the task cognitive content. Our findings suggest that lower body kinematic gait symmetry may be influenced by the use of treadmill workstations.

Idioma originalInglés
Número de artículoe0261140
PublicaciónPLoS ONE
N.º12 December
EstadoPublicada - dic. 2021


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