gaitspeed.m

```
function [speed, sl, sf, energy] = gaitspeed(w, varargin)
% [speed, steplength,stepfreq] = gaitspeed(w) returns the speed, steplength,
% and step frequency in dimensionless units for a gait w.
% w is a simplest walking model in 2-d, walksw2
%
% [speed, steplength, stepfreq, energy] = gaitspeed(w) also adds some info on
% energy expenditure, in the form of a structure with
% energy.cot = mechanical cost of transport (energy per weight and distance)
% energy.power = average mechanical power
% Where this is computed only if the energy output is requested.
%
% [speed, steplength, stepfreq] = gaitspeed(w, xstar) uses the initial
% condition xstar, instead of looking up the one stored in w.
%
% [speed, steplength, stepfreq] = gaitspeed(w, xstar, xend, tend)
% optinally provide the end state and time to eliminate the need to do
% a simulation.
% Modifications: added energetics as an extra output (Art, 7/24/2008)
% But this should be considered necessary for all models
%
% Added a shortcut to allow xstar, xend, tend to be provided to
% reduce need for simulations (Art, 10/2010)
xs = get(w, 'xstar'); gamma = get(w, 'gamma');
if nargin > 1 && ~isempty(varargin{1}) % use the provided initial condition if it exists
xs = varargin{1};
end
if nargin > 1 && length(varargin) == 3 % end state and time provided
xe = varargin{2}; te = varargin{3};
else % need to do a simulation
[xe,te,x,t,e] = onestep(w);
end
sl = 2*sin(xs(1)); % these apply to the simplest walker only
sp = sl / te;
sf = 1/te;
if nargout == 0
fprintf(1, ['speed: ' num2str(sp) ' step length: ' num2str(sl) ' step frequency: ' num2str(sf) '\n'])
return
end
speed = sp;
if nargout == 4 % only compute energy if requested as output
energy.cot = e.pushoffwork / sl + sin(gamma);
energy.power = energy.cot * speed; % average rate of COM work
end
```