La marcha humana y su complejidad

Translated title of the contribution: Complexity and human gait

L. M. Decker, F. Cignetti, N. Stergiou

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Recently, the complexity of the human gait has become a topic of major interest within the field of human movement sciences. Indeed, while the complex fluctuations of the gait patterns were, for a long time, considered as resulting from random processes, the development of new techniques of analysis, so-called nonlinear techniques, has open new vistas for the understanding of such fluctuations. In particular, by connecting the notion of complexity to the one of chaos, new insights about gait adaptability, unhealthy states in gait and neural control of locomotion were provided. Through methods of evaluation of the complexity, experimental results obtained both with healthy and unhealthy subjects and theoretical models of gait complexity, this review discusses the tremendous progresses made about the understanding of the complexity in the human gait variability.

Translated title of the contributionComplexity and human gait
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)2-12
Number of pages11
JournalRevista Andaluza de Medicina del Deporte
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010


  • Aging
  • Chaos
  • Complexity
  • Diseases
  • Gait
  • Modeling
  • Neural control
  • Variability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)


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