COMPARISON OF GROUND REACTION FORCES IN TWO RUNNING-SPECIFIC PROSTHESES (SPRINTER 1 E90 AND CHEETAH XTREME): A CASE STUDY

Atsushi Makimotom, Hiroaki Hobara, Satoru Hashizume, Akihiko Muraiz, Yoko Sano, Yoshiyuki Kobayashil, Hiroshi Takemura

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to describe the difference in ground reaction forces (GRF) between tvm different running-specific prostheses (RSPs) during maximal sprinting in a transfemoral amputee. One male sprinter performed maximal sprinting with two types of RSP (Sprinter 1E90 and Xtreme) on over 40 m runway with 7 force plates located halfway. Sprint velocity was found to be greater in the trials performed with Sprinter 1 E9O than with Xtreme. The peak VGRF, zero fore-aft shear and impulse of the anteriorposterior component of the GRF with PST limb differed among the two RSPs. These results suggest that the participant in this study would show the differences in variables influencing on the sprint velocity between two types of RSPs.

Keywords


biomechanics; prosthetic sprinting; transfemoral amputation

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ISSN 1999-4168