SummaryThe proposed research will explore how the nervous system controls the function of the foot to meet the ever-varying demands of locomotion in the real-world. Specifically, this research will examine how the nervous system adjusts the mechanical function of our feet across a spectrum of speeds, from slow running through to maximal effort sprinting. We will determine if running shoes help or hinder the natural spring-like function of the foot, while exploring a conceptually novel design allowing shoes to support our feet, whilst harnessing the energetic benefits of the foot's spring-like function. This research has the potential to revolutionise athletic footwear design and has direct implications for athletic performance in running athletes
|Short title||Foot Spring|
|Effective start/end date||6/06/17 → 5/06/20|
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