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Instrumented Treadmill Can Get a More Stable Running Pattern During the Measurements

Writer:realleaderfitnessDate:2017-2-16 09:07:52
One major drawback in measuring ground-reaction forces during running is that it is time consuming to get representative ground-reaction force (GRF) values with a traditional force platform. A single force platform is only capable of measuring GRFs of one single stance phase per trial. Therefore, multiple force platforms are necessary for measuring consecutive steps which is space consuming and expensive. The limited length of a run-way, also makes it difficult to simulate natural running at a constant speed in a laboratory situation. For de-tection of small differences in GRFs during running,however, it is important to record sufficient steps duringa stable running pattern. An instrumented treadmill capable of measuring GRFs can overcome the limitations inherent to overground GRF testing during running at a short runway. With an instrumented treadmill it is possible to measure GRFs of multiple steps during one trial without interruptions in running speed, resulting in a more stable running pattern during the measurements.
 
This entry was posted on February 16, 2017 Fitness