Dynamics of primate bipedal walking as viewed from the force of foot
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Bipedal walking of the six species of anthropoid primates including man were examined by means of the force plate technique. Though each species has a particular pattern of bipedal walking, we can classify two types of patterns in these primates as far as the foot force is concerned. The first type includes the man, chimpanzee, and spider monkey and the second type contains the Japanese monkey, hamadryas baboon, and gibbon. It was emphasized that the similarity of man to the chimpanzee and spider monkey in bipedal walking has some evolutionary significance.
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- 1. Department of Legal Medicine, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Itabashi-ku, 173, Tokyo, Japan
- 2. Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Physical Education, Tokyo University of Education, Nishihara 1-40, Shibuya-ku, 151, Tokyo, Japan
- 3. Laboratory of Physical Anthropology, Faculty of Science, Kyoto University, Sakyo-ku, 606, Kyoto, Japan