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A new methodology of biomechanical analysis of materials for shoe inserts is presented. This methodology is based on the determination of the loads applied to the materials in real situations and its simulation by means of a dynamic testing machine. Both the rigidity and the energy-absorbing characteristics of the materials are investigated as a function of(More)
The influence of the mechanical characteristics of certain insole materials in the generation and transmission of heel strike impacts while walking was studied. Three insole materials were selected according to their mechanical characteristics under heel strike impacts. The selection of materials has made it possible to distinguish the effect of rigidity(More)
INTRODUCTION It has been documented that repeated impact forces can lead to injury (e.g. Voloshin 1981 and 1982, Wosk 1981). Although there are different mechanical methods in literature to measure shock absorption in areaelastic sport surfaces, even in standards (DIN 18032), there are few studies with subjects and accelerometry about the influence of sport(More)
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