Details

COMPUTER SIMULATION AND VALIDATION OF HUMAN WALKING ON STILTS

by MILLER, KIMBERLY MAXINE

Abstract (Summary)
In all professions there is a risk of job related injuries and construction workers are no exception. The question is can there be something done to decrease this risk. Many of the workers on stilts feel that they have a greater chance of falling and are under more stress when they are using stilts. A computer model of a person walking on stilts could be used to evaluate the stresses and forces in the joints to see if stilts increase the stresses or forces in the joints. However, first a model needs to be created and validated. Two subjects walking on 24 and 40-inch stilts were used for the validation process. The model was validated using whole body center of mass and ground reaction forces. The percent difference between the model data and the actual data never exceeded 20 percent, thus validating the model.
Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:

School:University of Cincinnati

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:computer modeling gait analysis simulation

ISBN:

Date of Publication:01/01/2003

© 2009 OpenThesis.org. All Rights Reserved.