Brown, Christopher A.
Gaudette, Glenn R.
The objective of this project is to design and prototype a load mitigation device integrated into an athletic shoe that will reduce the occurrence of ACL injuries. A prototype design was realized using Axiomatic design principles. A mold for the prototype was modeled in SolidWorks then created using CNC machining. The prototype was tested using a force plate analyzed using Netforce software for data acquisition and Bioanalysis software for gait, balance and power; and with a uniaxial tensile test on an Instron machine. Through testing the prototype exhibited characteristics that would reduce the occurrence of ACL injuries.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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