Walking like a lizard

Walking like a lizard

I spotted this article via a link on twitter and the first thing I thought of was how insanely frustrating it must have been to get good force plate data off a lizard.  I’ve done force plate collections with little kids and it’s crazy how many trials it takes til you get one stumpy little leg stepping on one force plate cleanly (two steps on one plate = no good as far as gait data).  Add in 3 more legs, a ground-skimming belly, and a dragging tail and that’d be enough to drive any biomechanist bonkers!

Pretty cool science though and an enjoyable look at evolutionary biomechanics 🙂


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