KINETICS OF SPRINT CYCLING WITH A BELOW-KNEE PROSTHETIC LIMB: A CASE STUDY OF A PARALYMPIC CHAMPION

  • Paul Barratt
Keywords: inverse dynamics, joint power, force effectiveness

Abstract

This case describes the overall kinetics and joint kinetics of a Paralympic cyclist with a below-knee prosthetic limb. The cyclist performed maximal sprint cycling on an isokinetic ergometer. Normal and tangential crank forces were collected, and joint-specific powers were calculated via an inverse dynamics analysis. The cyclist produces similar crank power between the normal and the prosthetic limb, but the relative contribution of hip transfer power was larger in the prosthetic limb.
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Coaching and Sports Activities