Gait (human)

Humans using a running gait. The runner in the back and on the far right are in the suspended phase, in which neither foot touches the ground.

Pattern of limb movements made during locomotion.

- Gait (human)

75 related topics


Barefoot running

Act of running without footwear.

Woman running barefoot on Torrey Pines State Beach
A barefoot man in robes running while holding a stick (1878)
Example foot pressure
A barefoot runner on asphalt
(Left) (B) Adult foot that has never worn shoes, (Right) (A) Foot of a boy who has worn shoes for just a few weeks. Plaster casts.
A pair of Xero Shoes Huaraches, laced up on grass
A pair of Jerusalem Cruisers, a minimalist running sandal made by Shamma Sandals.
Vibram FiveFingers shoes

While footwear might provide protection from cuts, bruises, impact and weather, proponents argue that running barefoot reduces the risk of chronic injuries (notably repetitive stress injuries) caused by heel striking in padded running shoes.

Hand walking

An acro dancer handwalks across the stage.

Hand walking is an unusual form of human locomotion in which a person travels in a vertically inverted orientation with all body weight resting on the hands.


Major feature of the hindbrain of all vertebrates.

Drawing of the human brain, showing cerebellum and pons
View of the cerebellum from above and behind
Schematic representation of the major anatomical subdivisions of the cerebellum. Superior view of an "unrolled" cerebellum, placing the vermis in one plane.
Purkinje cells in the human cerebellum (in orange, from top to bottom 40X, 100X and 200X magnification) stained according to published methods
A mouse Purkinje cell injected with fluorescent dye
Granule cells (GR, bottom), parallel fibers (horizontal lines, top), and Purkinje cells (P, middle) with flattened dendritic trees
Diagram of the layers of the cerebellar cortex showing a glomerulus in the granular layer.
Sagittal cross-section of human cerebellum, showing the dentate nucleus, as well as the pons and inferior olivary nucleus
Schematic illustration of the structure of zones and microzones in the cerebellar cortex
Model of a cerebellar perceptron, as formulated by James Albus
Ultrasound image of the fetal head at 19 weeks of pregnancy in a modified axial section, showing the normal fetal cerebellum and cisterna magna
Cross-section of the brain of a porbeagle shark, with the cerebellum highlighted in blue
Base of the human brain, as drawn by Andreas Vesalius in 1543

Damage to this region causes disturbances of balance and gait.


A limp is a type of asymmetric abnormality of the gait.


Form of terrestrial locomotion where an organism moves by means of its two rear limbs or legs.

An ostrich, the fastest extant biped at 70 km/h
A Man Running - Eadweard Muybridge
Profile view of the human spine
A group of children racing
The human respiratory system, encased by the rib cage
ASIMO - a bipedal robot

Unlike non-human apes that are able to practice bipedality such as Pan and Gorilla, hominins have the ability to move bipedally without the utilization of a bent-hip-bent-knee (BHBK) gait, which requires the engagement of both the hip and the knee joints.


Elephant walking
Gait graphs in the style of Hildebrand. Dark areas indicate times of contact, bottom axis is % of cycle
Bison galloping

Gait is the pattern of movement of the limbs of animals, including humans, during locomotion over a solid substrate.

Tohono Oʼodham

The Tohono Oʼodham (Oʼodham: ) are a Native American people of the Sonoran Desert, residing primarily in the U.S. state of Arizona and the northern Mexican state of Sonora.

Jose Lewis, Tohono Oʼodham, 1907 or earlier, Smithsonian Institution
San Xavier del Bac
Shrine at Covered Wells, Arizona
Papago basketmaker at work, Arizona. Photographed by H. T. Cory, 1916.
Luzi, a Tohono Oʼodham woman
photograph by Edward Curtis circa 1905

Dancing features skipping and shuffling quietly in bare feet on dry dirt, the dust raised being believed to rise to atmosphere and assist in forming rain clouds.


Humanoid robot developed at the Mobile Robotics Laboratory in the School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland.

Honda P series: P1 (1993), P2 (1996), P3 (1997), P4 (2000)

The actuators chosen tended towards a high torque/low speed combination to suit the anthropomorphic nature of human locomotion.


Cognitive disorder of face perception in which the ability to recognize familiar faces, including one's own face (self-recognition), is impaired, while other aspects of visual processing (e.g., object discrimination) and intellectual functioning (e.g., decision-making) remain intact.

The fusiform face area, the part of the brain associated with facial recognition

However, he was able to recognize and identify them through other sensory modalities such as auditory, tactile, and even other visual stimuli patterns (such as gait and other physical mannerisms).

Warren Sapp

Former American football defensive tackle who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 13 seasons, primarily with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Sapp at the 2010 Pro Bowl
Sapp (during his tenure with the Bucs) visits members of the US Navy at the Tokyo Dome.
Sapp during his time with the Raiders.
Sapp jerseys shown at Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH.

During pregame warmups for the December 23, 2002 Monday Night Football game at Raymond James Stadium, Sapp skipped among the Pittsburgh Steelers as they warmed up.