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Scholars Day: April 11, 2012

A Kinesiological Analysis of Gait

We see it everywhere in today's popular culture, on television, the radio and the internet: the phenomenon of swag. Defined as the way in which a person carries themselves, swag is shown in a person's confidence, style and demeanor as they walk. Which leads to the question: what exactly constitutes swag? Do people with swag have quantifiable physical differences in their gait? This study attempts a kinesiological gait individuals who their peers determined to have swag. Similarities and differences in their gait are identified and compared to the average stepping pattern. The results are then discussed in combination with the contemporary idea of swag in our culture.


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Presenters: Holly Redman (Undergraduate Student)
Thomas Robertson (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education
Location: 31 Hartwell
Time: 10 am Session I