INFLUENCE OF DIFFERENT HEIGHTS ON MECHANICS OF CHILDREN'S LANDING

  • Tai-Yen Hsu
  • Chen-Fu Huang
Keywords: kinematics, kinetics, barefoot, children, landing, inverse dynamics

Abstract

biomechanical implications of the impact and the resulting loads placed on lower extremity tissues of adults. This fact has caused a lack of research papers devoted to children. The purpose of this study was to analyze the kinematic and kinetic differences of children barefoot drop landing from three different heights (20, 40, 60 cm). Kinematic and kinetic data were acquired simultaneously, and then data were processed by inverse dynamics in order to acquire mechanical load data acting on the ankle, knee, and hip Joints. The quantitative results of the present study might generate more knowledge about the motor performance and the importance of landing. This knowledge should be considered while teaching, coaching and training children.