Intra-individual joint angle variation during the take-off step of long jumpers with transtibial amputation - preliminray results

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Biomechanical knowledge of the long jump take-off step is not comprehensive for athletes with below the knee amputation (BKA), yet it is important for improving training protocols and performance. Three-dimensional motion capture (Vicon) and a mathematical rigid-body model (Dynamicus, Alaska) were used to calculate joint angles during repeated long jump take-off steps of athletes with and without BKA. Preliminary results indicate that those athletes with BKA who perform better during the long jump compared to another athlete with BKA, have relatively high intra-individual joint angle variation at the knee and hip joint at the instant of take-off compared to non-amputee athletes. The presented results may stimulate future research questions and can inform athletes and coaches during the development of training protocols.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISBS Conference Proceedings Archive : 37th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports; ISBS2019; conference proceedings
EditorsSarah Breen, Mark Walsh, Meredith Stutz
Number of pages4
Volume1
PublisherInternational Society of Biomechanics in Sports
Publication date07.2019
Pages268-271
Publication statusPublished - 07.2019
EventConference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) - Miami University , Oxford, United States
Duration: 21.07.201925.07.2019
Conference number: 37

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