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Alteration of the foot center of pressure trajectory by an unstable shoe design

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, December 2015
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Title
Alteration of the foot center of pressure trajectory by an unstable shoe design
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Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, December 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13047-015-0124-3
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Authors

Mona Khoury, Amir Haim, Amir Herman, Nimrod Rozen, Alon Wolf

Abstract

Unstable sole designs have been used as functional or therapeutic tools for improving body stability during locomotion. It has been suggested that the narrow base of support under the feet generate perturbations that challenge the instability of different joints during motion, thereby forcing the body to modify its movement in order to maintain a stable gait. The purpose of the present study was to explore the correlation between the stability of the footwear-device and the magnitude of perturbation conveyed during gait. Various levels of dynamic instability were achieved using a novel foot-worn platform with two adjustable convex rubber elements attached to its sole. A total of 20 healthy male adults underwent direct in-shoe pressure measurements while walking with the footwear device. Foot center of pressure (COP) and stride to stride variability measures were extracted to examine the correlation between the magnitude of the instability and the imposed perturbations during gait. A counterintuitive but significant correlation was found between stride to stride variability and the instability of the biomechanical elements. Moreover, there was significant correlation between the instability of the elements and the perturbations found in the COP trajectory. The linear model describing this correlation was found to be statistically significant. There was significantly negative correlation between the level of instability induced by the shoe design and the amount of perturbations conveyed during gait. This suggests that the external perturbation must remain within a certain range limit. Exceeding this limit can negatively affect the treatment and probably lead to opposite results.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
Unknown 34 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 7 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 17%
Student > Master 6 17%
Student > Postgraduate 4 11%
Student > Bachelor 4 11%
Other 8 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 9 26%
Engineering 8 23%
Sports and Recreations 5 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 9%
Other 5 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 December 2015.
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#1,293,955
of 6,738,406 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
#139
of 357 outputs
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#64,283
of 278,860 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Foot and Ankle Research
#11
of 19 outputs
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