Baker, RJ, Hausch, A and McDowell, B 2001, 'Reducing the variability of oxygen consumption measurements' , Gait and Posture, 13 (3) , pp. 202-209.
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The oxygen consumption (O2) of 10 able-bodied adults each walking at a variety of cadences and hence speeds was measured. The effect on variability of subtracting the resting oxygen rate from gross measurements and of normalising walking speed to the subject’s height was investigated. Both of these were indeed found to reduce variability. A total reduction of more than 40% in the variability of O2 cost measurements was observed. Using these techniques it was found that, at walking speeds below the average, nett O2 cost per height was very nearly independent of walking speed.
|Themes:||Health and Wellbeing|
|Schools:||Schools > School of Health Sciences|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Gait and Posture|
|Depositing User:||RH Shuttleworth|
|Date Deposited:||07 Jul 2011 09:47|
|Last Modified:||30 Nov 2015 23:51|
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