Zelik Lab for Biomechanics & Assistive Technology

Popular press article discusses our vision for using wearables to help keep runners injury free

Posted by on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in News.

In anticipation of the Boston Marathon, inverse.com releases an article on our wearable sensor research to monitor and prevent running-related injuries:

https://www.inverse.com/article/54835-wearables-marathon-running-training

This vision builds upon Emily’s recent paper that highlighted that ground reaction force metrics (like impact peaks and loading rates) cannot be assumed to reflect injury risk or correlate with loading on muscles, bones or joints in the body:

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/metrics?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0210000

In the meantime, here are some words of encouragement, and caution:

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