An insight into the use and assessment of lower limb running prostheses in sport with a disability: A mixed method approach

Authors: Dyer, B.

Journal: Cogent Engineering

Volume: 3

Issue: 1

eISSN: 2331-1916

DOI: 10.1080/23311916.2016.1158488

Abstract:

In able-bodied sport, controversy has occasionally been caused through the adoption or introduction of sports technology. However, scant attention has specifically been paid to sport with a disability with respect to such concerns. This article therefore investigates the use of lower limb running prostheses (LLRPs) in competition by below-knee amputees. This study uses a four-phase mixed method approach to investigate the nature, use and assessment of LLRPs. The first phase conducted a statistical analysis of the sports time series data to ascertain the progression of the sport when considering the impact of sports technology. The second phase performed a stakeholder assessment of the sport using the Delphi method and provided a proposed series of guidelines for lower limb prostheses technology inclusion. The third phase assessed the behaviour of LLRPs in a competitive environment. Ultimately, the three previous phases provided information that led to the fourth phase. This phase investigated the use of a dynamic drop jump technique as an assessment strategy for further development in the future. This information would prove of intrinsic value when developing sports policy in the future.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/24738/

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An insight into the use and assessment of lower limb running prostheses in sport with a disability: A mixed method approach

Authors: Dyer, B.

Journal: COGENT ENGINEERING

Volume: 3

Issue: 1

ISSN: 2331-1916

DOI: 10.1080/23311916.2016.1158488

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/24738/

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An insight into the use & assessment of lower-limb running prostheses in sport with a disability: a mixed method approach

Authors: Dyer, B., Sewell, P. and Noroozi, S.

Journal: International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches

ISSN: 1834-0806

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/24738/

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