I am researching for a paper on the differing energy required for users to run up and down differing Sets of Stairs.
This is specifically for outdoor Sets of Stairs which can vary greatly in 1) Ave step height 2) Ave step depth 3) number of steps 4) number of platforms 5) Ave length of platforms.
Taking these 5 basic data points into consideration, I need to put together a formula that can calculate the energy expelled, or Calories burnt, for a specific user when taking into consideration their height and weight.
The general hypothesis of the paper is to show that 20 minutes running up and down a very steep Set of Stairs consumes a materially greater amount of energy than a shallow Set of Stairs which in turn consumes a materially greater amount of energy than standard flat surface running.
Any comments, suggestions or links to other sources would be greatly appreciated.