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Human locomotion on ice: the evolution of ice-skating energetics through history.

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More than 3000 years ago, peoples living in the cold North European regions started developing tools such as ice skates that allowed them to travel on frozen lakes. We show here which technical and technological changes determined the main steps in the evolution of ice-skating performance over its long history. An in-depth historical research helped identify the skates displaying significantly different features from previous models and that could consequently determine a better performance i...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1242/jeb.002162

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
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Publisher:
Company of Biologists Publisher's website
Journal:
The Journal of experimental biology Journal website
Volume:
210
Issue:
Pt 10
Pages:
1825-1833
Publication date:
2007-05-15
DOI:
EISSN:
1477-9145
ISSN:
0022-0949
URN:
uuid:5505b83c-45a2-46b6-9dc1-b5a8451e0fcc
Source identifiers:
374526
Local pid:
pubs:374526

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