Faculty Advisor

Savilonis, Brian James

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2011

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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