Kangaroo's tail provides insight into humans' gait

07/3/2014 | Science Codex

Kangaroos uses their tails as a powerful "fifth leg" when walking, a discovery that may offer insights into improving the walking ability of those recovering from strokes, spinal cord injuries or other disabilities, according to research conducted by Simon Fraser University in Canada and published in Biology Letters. "Based on our original human research, fellow scientists and engineers have built prosthetics and exoskeletons that help improve ability and make walking easier," lead author Max Donelan said.

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