Are there any papers or research showing a correlation between walking stride and human height? My purpose is to estimate height from walking stride of a person.


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I did not find scientific data, but interesting ratio is mentioned on several sports sites like this:

Women have ratio 0.413 and men 0.415 and it is used by multiplying height with ratio and we get the stride length.

My lenght 182cm, 
ratio 0.415
stride length 182 x 0.415 = 75.53cm
  • $\begingroup$ Quite intrigued by the difference in the heights.. $\endgroup$
    – Aditya
    Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 21:02
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, this was quite useful. Did you by any chance find the reason behind this ratio? $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 13, 2018 at 4:56

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