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Wearable motion sensors consisting of accelerometers, gyroscopes and magnetic sensors are readily available nowadays. The small size and low production costs of motion sensors make them a very good tool for human motions analysis. However, data processing and accuracy of the collected data are important issues for research purposes. In this paper, we aim to(More)
This study presents the design of a mechanical jig for evaluating the ankle joint torque on both cadaver and human ankles. Previous study showed that ankle sprain motion was a combination of plantarflexion and inversion. The device allows measurement of ankle supination and pronation torque with one simple axis in a single step motion. More importantly, the(More)
This paper summarizes the current understanding on acute ankle sprain injury, which is the most common acute sport trauma, accounting for about 14% of all sport-related injuries. Among, 80% are ligamentous sprains caused by explosive inversion or supination. The injury motion often happens at the subtalar joint and tears the anterior talofibular ligament(More)
This study presented a method to estimate the complete ground reaction forces from pressure insoles in walking. Five male subjects performed 10 walking trials in a laboratory. The complete ground reaction forces were collected during a right foot stride by a force plate at 1000Hz. Simultaneous plantar pressure data were collected at 100Hz by a pressure(More)
This study presented a three-pressure-sensor (3PS) system for monitoring ankle supination torque during sport motions. Five male subjects wore a pair of cloth sport shoes and performed 10 trials of walking, running, cutting, vertical jump-landing and stepping-down motions in a random sequence. A pair of pressure insoles (Novel Pedar model W, Germany) was(More)
This study presented a method to identify ankle sprain motion from common sporting activities by dorsal foot kinematics data. Six male subjects performed 300 simulated supination sprain trials and 300 non-sprain trials in a laboratory. Eight motion sensors were attached to the right dorsal foot to collect three-dimensional linear acceleration and angular(More)
This study presents a free-fall mechanical supination sprain simulator for evaluating the ankle joint kinematics during a simulated ankle supination sprain injury. The device allows the foot to be in an anatomical position before the sudden motion, and also allows different degrees of supination, or a combination of inversion and plantarflexion. Five(More)
3 This study investigated the ankle inversion and inversion velocity between various 4 common motions in sports and simulated sprain motion, in order to provide a 5 threshold for ankle sprain risk identification. The experiment was composed of two 6 parts: Firstly, ten male subjects wore a pair of sport shoes and performed ten trials of 7 running, cutting,(More)
INTRODUCTION With evolutions in surgical techniques, minimally invasive surgical (MIS) repair with Achillon applicator has been introduced. However, there is still a lack of literature to investigate into the clinical merits of MIS over open surgery. This study aims to investigate the correlation between clinical outcome, gait analysis and biomechanical(More)
This study investigated the ankle inversion and inversion velocity between various common motions in sports and simulated sprain motion, in order to provide a threshold for ankle sprain risk identification. The experiment was composed of two parts: firstly, ten male subjects wore a pair of sport shoes and performed ten trials of running, cutting,(More)
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