Runners naturally move at a pace to save energy
How do runners choose the speed at which to run? Stanford researchers answered this question using wearable data from thousands of recreational runners. The researchers showed that a runner’s preferred speed is actually the most energetically efficient or burns the least calories per unit distance traveled.
This finding changes our decades-old theory that humans burn the same amount of energy no matter how fast they run. Discoveries like this help us to understand human physiology and its evolution, as well as improve training and human performance.
November 22, 2023
Seminar: automated model discovery – a new paradigm in biomedical simulations with Ellen Kuhl
November 6, 2023
Announcing the award winners of the Innovation and Discovery Expo@Clark
November 1, 2023
Announcing 2024 funding opportunities for doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows
We invite faculty, students, staff, alumni, friends, and external organizations to participate in the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance at Stanford.