Force Treadmill - Demonstration

Example Experiment on the Force Treadmill: A test subject walks on the instrumented treadmill, which measures the ground reaction forces for each leg. On each side of the split-belt treadmill, a force plate measures the center of pressure, three-dimensional force, and vertical ground reaction moment produced when the subject's foot contacts it. In this demonstration, motion capture data and metabolic energy data are also simultaneously captured. The subject also wears a prosthesis simulator boot unilaterally, and a lift shoe on the contralateral limb. The instrumented treadmill was developed by Brett Lee, Steve Collins, Peter Adamczyk, Dan Ferris, and Art Kuo at the University of Michigan. Video by Steve Collins.