KINEMATICS ANALYSIS OF SNOWSHOE RUNNING GAIT ON SAND

  • Tze Chung Luk
  • Lena Fung
  • Youlian Hong
Keywords: snowshoeing, running gait, sand course

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to ,identify the kinematics characteristics of snowshoeing on sand under different running velocity in elite Hong Kong mentally handicapped athletes. Four athletes were asked to perform the snowshoe running on sand. Kinematics parameters included single leg support time, flight time, stride frequency, velocity of center of gravity (CG), vertical displacement of CG, cycle length, str'ide length, thigh and 'knee angle under different running velocities were measured. The repeated t-test was employed to examine the differences of above kinematics parameters in different velocities of snowshoeing. The results showed that there were significant differences in stride frequency, vertical displacement of CG, cycle length, and stride length between different velocities in snowshoeing on sand.
Published
2008-03-01
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation