Rodger Kram wrote:
Here is a scientific abstract on the topic.
the full publication should be in the next issue of Journal of Applied Biomechanics.
Off the cuff, is it real running?
No, it's easier on the body than "real" running. It seems to me that is what someone would want for rehabilitation.
This looks more like an advertisement for Alter-G.com (which, according to the document, "supported" it) than a "scientific abstract." What exactly does it show, except that different combinations of weight and speed can produce the same overall metabolic rate? I don't see that this abstract says or even hints at anything new, or sheds much light on the value of this product for competitive distance runners.
By the way, are you aware that Alter-G, on its web site, describes your project as an "independent" study?
Do you agree with that description?