Savilonis, Brian James
Every year, sixty-five percent of runners experience injury. This study looked to correlate the effects of spinal rotation with the impact forces on the feet and knees while jogging. For a group of 12 runners, force sensors, a spinal rotation device, and video were used for data collection. A musculoskeletal model used the resulting values to solve for the forces on the feet and knee joints. The results could not conclude that forces were reduced with increased spinal rotation.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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