Running-specific prostheses limit ground-force during sprinting.

@article{Grabowski2009RunningspecificPL,
  title={Running-specific prostheses limit ground-force during sprinting.},
  author={Alena M. Grabowski and Craig P. McGowan and William J. McDermott and Matthew T. Beale and Rodger Kram and Hugh M. Herr},
  journal={Biology letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={
          201-4
        }
}
Running-specific prostheses (RSP) emulate the spring-like behaviour of biological limbs during human running, but little research has examined the mechanical means by which amputees achieve top speeds. To better understand the biomechanical effects of RSP during sprinting, we measured ground reaction forces (GRF) and stride kinematics of elite unilateral trans-tibial amputee sprinters across a range of speeds including top speed. Unilateral amputees are ideal subjects because each amputee's… CONTINUE READING
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