‘Recreational Math’ Category

walking height

August 19th, 2012

Originally an email to Justin.

You once said walking is constantly falling and catching yourself.

I just had a thought. You are not as tall when you walk. Based on Pythagorean theory, here is my formula for determining your walking height. It is basic math, that turns out looking complex.

h = total height will standing
h’ = height while walking
G = length of gait
l = leg length, floor to hip joint, not inseam

My height is 70″, leg is 38″, gate is 27″. So my walking height is 67.52″.

This math is no good for running or taking into account people who lift themselves by their “rear foot” toes and bounce foolishly while walking.

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