How accurate is visual determination of foot strike pattern and pronation assessment.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_E23554B50D13
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
How accurate is visual determination of foot strike pattern and pronation assessment.
Journal
Gait & posture
Author(s)
Meyer F., Falbriard M., Aminian K., Millet G.P.
ISSN
1879-2219 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0966-6362
Publication state
Published
Issued date
02/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
60
Pages
200-202
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Nowadays, choosing adequate running shoes is very difficult, due to the high number of different designs. Nevertheless, shoes have two main characteristics to fit runners' technique and morphology: drop and arch support. Retailers' advices are usually based on the visual assessment of the customer's running technique. Such method is subjective and requires an experimented examiner while objective methods require expensive material, such as 3D motion system and pressure insoles. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of foot strike pattern and pronation assessment using video cameras, compared to a gold standard motion tracking system and pressure insoles. 34 subjects had to run at 8, 12 and 16 Km/h shod and 12 Km/h barefoot during 30 s trials on a treadmill. Agreement between foot strike pattern assessment methods was between 88% and 92%. For pronation, agreement on assessment methods was between 42% and 56%. The results obtained indicate a good accuracy on foot strike pattern assessment, and a high difficulty to determine pronation with enough accuracy. There is therefore a need to develop new tools for the assessment of runner's pronation.
Keywords
Adult, Biomechanical Phenomena, Exercise Test, Female, Foot/physiology, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Pressure, Pronation/physiology, Running/physiology, Videotape Recording/methods, Young Adult, Foot strike, Running, Visual assessment
Pubmed
Web of science
Create date
13/01/2018 13:47
Last modification date
20/08/2019 17:06
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