Monitoring sprinting gait temporal kinematics of an athlete aiming for the 2012 London paralympics

James B. Lee, Daniel A. James, Yuji Ohgi, Shunji Yamanaka

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Abstract

Elite running typically requires performance analysis. This equally applies to able-body and amputee athletes who use prosthetic limbs. Amputee runners with artificial limbs deal with unique situations such as balance and control of the prosthetic. A new lower limb has been developed and performance requires ongoing monitoring. Inertial sensor technology, accelerometers and gyroscopes, were used to measure the limb's development, in particular stride, step, and stance duration. While research has been reported on these variables for able-body athletes, no research has investigated these kinematics from Paralympic athletes using inertial technology. The participant's existing and new prosthetic performance were compared. Performance monitoring of the limb during athlete use is required in order objectively assess the new limb's capabilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)778-783
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia Engineering
Volume34
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jan 1
Event9th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, ISEA 2012 - Lowell, MA, United States
Duration: 2012 Jul 92012 Jul 13

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Keywords

  • Biomechanics
  • Inertial sensor
  • Paralympic
  • Running
  • Temporal kinematics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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