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I'm currently running research on barefoot running and am recruiting subjects for a biomechanical asessment. If you're interested in barefoot running, and want to see yourself in a 3D reconstruction so you can look at your running technique, read below!
THE AIM OF THE STUDY
There is no published scientific research that looks at the implications of running barefoot DOWNHILL up to date. This study aims to look at muscle activation and lower limb biomechanics during barefoot running downhill and determine its implications for injury risk.
WHAT THE STUDY CONSIST IN
The study is very quick and easy, it consists in the athlete running on a treadmill positioned on a downhill slope for a few minutes while the researcher collects data about muscle activation and joint angles.
You would have to come into our university Sports Science lab only once, we will place some electrodes (the same ones that are used for electrocardiograms, they're not painful in any way) on your lower leg in order to see what muscles you use while you run on the treadmill. We will also use a 3D motion analysis system with infrared cameras which allows us to calculate your joint angles and look at you running technique.
So... if you would like to contribute to science, and would like to be able to look at your running style in 3D, please answer back, WE NEED YOU!