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

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Title Monitoring sprinting gait temporal kinematics of an athlete aiming for the 2012 London Paralympics
Author Lee, James Bruce; James, Daniel Arthur; Ohgi, Yuji; Yamanaja, Shunji
Journal Name Procedia Engineering
Editor Patrick Drane and James Sherwood
Year Published 2012
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
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.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2012.04.133
Copyright Statement Copyright 2012 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 34
Page from 778
Page to 783
ISSN 1877-7058
Date Accessioned 2012-06-17
Language en_US
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Biomechanical Engineering
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/47194
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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