Prosthet Orthot Int 2021 Feb;45(1):46-53
1Applied Research, INAIL Prosthetic Center, Vigorso di Budrio, Italy 2Department of Industrial Engineering, Università di Padova, Padova, Italy 3Artificial Intelligence Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tokyo, Japan 4National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya, Kagoshima, Japan 5Law Course, Department of Law, Nihon Bunka University, Tokyo, Japan.
Background: Recommendations for the alignment of the socket and foot in the sprinting prosthesis of athletes with transfemoral amputation are either based on walking biomechanics or lack public scientific evidence.
Objectives: To explore the biomechanical changes and the sensations of a gold medal Paralympic sprinter, while running with three bench alignments: a conventional reference (A0), an innovative alignment based on the biomechanics of elite able-bodied sprinters (A2), and an intermediate alignment (A1).
Study Design: Single subject with repeated measures. Read More