Spatiotemporal Comparison of Overground and Treadmill Running with Pressure Sensor Insoles in Division I Collegiate Runners

The paper describes a single body-mounted sensor that integrates accelerometers, gyroscopes,
compasses, barometers, a GPS receiver, and a methodology to process the data for biomechanical studies.

Continuous Analysis of Running Mechanics by Means of an Integrated INS/GPS Device

The paper describes a single body-mounted sensor that integrates accelerometers, gyroscopes,
compasses, barometers, a GPS receiver, and a methodology to process the data for biomechanical studies.

Biomechanical Adaptations and Performance Indicators in Short Trail Running

Abstract Our aims were to measure anthropometric and oxygen uptake (˙VO2) variables in the laboratory, to measure kinetic and stride characteristics during a trail running time trial, and then analyse the data for correlations with trail running performance. Runners (13 men, 4 women: mean age: 29 ± 5 years; stature: 179.5 ± 0.8 cm; body […]

Postural Control as Predictor of Lower Extremity Injuries in Male Youth Soccer Players

Abstract Youth soccer players bear a particular high risk of injury due to a potential lack on an adequate level of physical fitness, which is considered as an intrinsic risk factor for injuries (Bahr & Krosshaug, 2005). Typically, lower extremity injuries occur in situations characterised by rapid changes of direction and single-leg landing, often with […]

Possibilities And Limits Of Smart Insoles For The Application In The Area Of Sports And Healthcare

Conclusion Smart insoles offer a great advantage for individual and flexible ambulant usage in the form of continuous control for postoperative patients during their rehabilitation process. Smart insoles are characterized by very good handling and high comfort. Their performance is limited by the sole’s thickness, the external influences such as e.g. water, humidity, sweat or […]

Sensor insole for measuring temporal variables and vertical force during sprinting

Abstract Temporal variables and vertical ground reaction force have been used as measures characterizing sprinting. A recently developed wireless pressure sensor insole (sensor insole) could be useful for monitoring sprinting in terms of temporal variables and vertical ground reaction force during training sessions. The purpose of this study was to examine the concurrent validity of […]

Bipedal in-shoe kinetics of skateboarding – the ollie

Introduction Skateboarding is a globally participated and popular sport with a reported participation of over 11 million in the United States alone (SGMA, 2007). Published epidemiological studies have stated the significant incidence of musculoskeletal injuries associated with skateboarding (Frederick, Determan, Whittlesey, & Hamill, 2006). The inherent nature of skateboarding makes it difficult to quantify using […]

Automated classification and quantification of spatio-temporal parameters in cross-country skiing skating technique by analysis of inertial sensor data and sensor insole data

Abstract The aim of this thesis was (1) to develop a method for dividing cross-country skiingcycles into phases, and (2) extract and select features characterizing the change in center of pressure (CoP) during these phases. Both tasks were solved by the help of Moticon OpenGo insole data (pressure sensors + accelerometer) from athletes on different […]

Insole pressure measurement in speed skating

Abstract Ice speed skating is a difficult sport to master. Knowledge of his skating stroke can help a speed skater to improve his performance. A project has been started to create the ‘smart skate’ as a way to measure and give feedback about the technique of a speed skater. Currently an instrumented skate is used to […]

Optimization of a foot model for the evaluation of the injury risk during cutting movements in football

Abstract Cutting movements in football (soccer) induce high loads on the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee. The injury risk is affected by the shoe-surface interaction. For the evaluation of different influencing factors of this interaction the TrakTester, a custom-made device, was used. To obtain significant results from  testing ACL loading a realistic plantar pressure […]