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Table 1 Biomechanical parameter comparison

From: Continuous sweep versus discrete step protocols for studying effects of wearable robot assistance magnitude

  1. Individual curve fits of biomechanical parameters and metabolic rate were evaluated at the peak exosuit moment of Med. for Continuous-up, Discrete, Continuous-bidirectional and Continuous-down Brackets indicate significant differences (P ≤ 0.05). The peak joint angles in the table were selected based on the kinematical parameters that were shown to significantly increase or decrease with increasing peak exosuit ankle moment in [30]. Center-of-mass based metabolic rate estimate was selected as a global parameter that would represent the entire biomechanical changes and would have a good correlation with metabolic rate in a magnitude variation experiment [5, 28]. For comparison, change in metabolic rate is also reported in the table