Performance enhancement of bi-lateral lower-limb amputees in the latter phases of running events: an initial investigation

This source preferred by Siamak Noroozi, Bryce Dyer, John Vinney and Philip Sewell

Authors: Noroozi, S., Sewell, P, Abdul Ghaffar Abdul Rahman, Vinney, J, Ong Zi Chao and Dyer, B.

Journal: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology

DOI: 10.1177/1754337112451959

This source preferred by Siamak Noroozi, Bryce Dyer, John Vinney and Philip Sewell

Authors: Noroozi, S., Sewell, P., Rahman, A.G.A., Vinney, J., Zhi Chao, O. and Dyer, B.T.J.

Journal: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology

Volume: 227

Issue: 2

Pages: 105-115

ISSN: 1754-3371

Current method of evaluating the performance of a runner using energy return prosthesis often rely on physiological methodology, making the differentiation between the contributions from the biological and the prosthetic element of the below-knee amputee athlete difficult. In this paper a series of mass and composite foot system were used to evaluate the effect that, gravity, mass, stiffness and inertia have on the dynamics characteristics of prosthesis. It is demonstrated that if the natural characteristics of a system are identified and synchronised with the physiological gait behaviour of a runner, performance enhancement could occur resulting in faster take off speed resulting in storing extra energy in the system that can later be recovered. Therefore a bi-lateral amputee athlete with near symmetrical gait can recover the stored energy during the steady state or latter phases of a running event, notably over longer distances.

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Authors: Noroozi, S., Sewell, P., Rahman, A.G.A., Vinney, J., Chao, O.Z. and Dyer, B.

Journal: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part P: Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology

Volume: 227

Issue: 2

Pages: 105-115

eISSN: 1754-338X

ISSN: 1754-3371

DOI: 10.1177/1754337112451959

Current methods of evaluating the performance of a runner using an energy return prosthesis often rely on a physiological methodology, making the differentiation between the contributions from the biological and the prosthetic elements of the below-knee amputee athlete difficult. In this paper a series of mass and composite foot systems were used to evaluate the effect that gravity, mass, stiffness and inertia have on the dynamic characteristics of a prosthesis. It is demonstrated that if the natural characteristics of a system are identified and synchronised with the physiological gait behaviour of a runner, performance enhancement can occur, resulting in a faster take off speed and in storing extra energy in the system that can later be recovered. Therefore, a bi-lateral amputee athlete with near symmetrical gait can recover the stored energy during the steady state or latter phases of a running event. © IMechE 2012.

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Authors: Noroozi, S., Sewell, P., Rahman, A.G.A., Vinney, J., Chao, O.Z. and Dyer, B.

Journal: PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS PART P-JOURNAL OF SPORTS ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

Volume: 227

Issue: P2

Pages: 105-115

ISSN: 1754-3371

DOI: 10.1177/1754337112451959

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