volume 29, issue 10, P1349-1356 1996
DOI: 10.1016/0021-9290(96)00038-3
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D.A. Brown, S.A. Kautz, C.A. Dairaghi

Abstract: Gravity is a contributing force that is believed to influence strongly the control of limb movements since it affects sensory input and also contributes to task mechanics. By altering the relative contribution of gravitational force to the overall forces used to control pedaling at different body orientations, we tested the hypothesis that joint torque and muscle activation patterns would be modified to generate steady-state pedaling at altered body orientations. Eleven healthy subjects pedaled a modified ergo…

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