Running with Science

March 02, 2011

Dr. Philip Crowell, biomechanics team leader within the Army Research Laboratory's Human Research and Engineering Directorate, joined with experts at the University of Delaware's Running Injury Clinic in a study to see if individuals could reduce their tibial acceleration and ground reaction force loading through gait retraining using real-time tibial acceleration as feedback. ARL Inside traveled to the university to learn more about the study research scientists believe, some day, could lead to the development of a screening tool to identify people who are at risk for stress fractures and provide guidance to train individuals to run in a way that reduces risk of stress fractures.

 

Last Update / Reviewed: March 2, 2011