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Kevin Dames, Kinesiology Department, recently coauthored a paper with graduate student Jennifer Kraft MS ’19, Connor Lewis ’20, Ryan Fiddler, who is a former kinesiology faculty member, and Jacqueline Augustine, Kinesiology Department. The paper is titled Bodyweight support alters the relationship between preferred walking speed and cost of transport. We demonstrated that the self-selected walking speed with bodyweight support does not correspond to the speed which elicits the lowest cost of transport. These findings have implications for clinical populations (e.g., obese, elderly) who may benefit from walking on a bodyweight supporting treadmill but may select speeds incompatible with their physical activity goals.