Foot and footwear biomechanics and gait

Price, C ORCID:, Schmeltzpfenning, T, Nester, CJ ORCID: and Brauner, T 2021, 'Foot and footwear biomechanics and gait' , in: Handbook of Footwear Design and Manufacture (Second Edition) , The Textile Institute Book Series , Woodhead Publishing (Elsevier), pp. 79-103.

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To design functionally adequate footwear, an understanding of the dynamic biomechanical behavior of the foot during locomotion is necessary. Thus, this chapter characterizes biomechanical aspects of the foot during gait. Moreover, it provides the fundamentals by reviewing the gait phases and providing a closer look at resulting ground reaction forces, pressure distributions, and kinematics, as well as dynamic morphologies of the foot during gait. A brief overview of current biomechanical measurement devices and measurement variables is also provided. Finally, present and future directions of footwear research are discussed, considering particularly the recent insights of biomechanical research.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Luximon, A
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Handbook of Footwear Design and Manufacture
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing (Elsevier)
Series Name: The Textile Institute Book Series
ISBN: 9780128216064 (paperback); 9780128216538 (ebook)
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Depositing User: C Price
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2021 12:16
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:55

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