Presentation Title

The effects of footwear outsole geometry on the biomechanics of walking using shoes with interchangeable outsoles

Presenter Information

Cory FrederickFollow

Advisor Information

Philippe Malcolm

Location

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

2-3-2018 10:45 AM

End Date

2-3-2018 12:00 PM

Abstract

THE EFFECTS OF FOOTWEAR OUTSOLE GEOMETRY ON THE BIOMECHANICS OF WALKING USING SHOES WITH INTERCHANGEABLE OUTSOLES

Cory Frederick, Prokopios Antonellis, & Philippe Malcolm

Department of Biomechanics, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE USA

email: cmfrederick@unomaha.edu, web: http://coe.unomaha.edu/brb

During walking, metabolic cost changes depending on what type of gradient an individual walks on. However, when navigating a set of stairs, if the stairs match the gradient of the ramp, the stairs will be more metabolically efficient. The purpose of this study is to investigate how changing the geometry of outsoles can influence the metabolic cost of navigating different gradients. It is hypothesized that a U-shaped landscape of metabolic cost versus outsole geometry will be found, with a minimum around the outsole geometry that offsets the treadmill gradient.

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The effects of footwear outsole geometry on the biomechanics of walking using shoes with interchangeable outsoles

Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library

THE EFFECTS OF FOOTWEAR OUTSOLE GEOMETRY ON THE BIOMECHANICS OF WALKING USING SHOES WITH INTERCHANGEABLE OUTSOLES

Cory Frederick, Prokopios Antonellis, & Philippe Malcolm

Department of Biomechanics, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE USA

email: cmfrederick@unomaha.edu, web: http://coe.unomaha.edu/brb

During walking, metabolic cost changes depending on what type of gradient an individual walks on. However, when navigating a set of stairs, if the stairs match the gradient of the ramp, the stairs will be more metabolically efficient. The purpose of this study is to investigate how changing the geometry of outsoles can influence the metabolic cost of navigating different gradients. It is hypothesized that a U-shaped landscape of metabolic cost versus outsole geometry will be found, with a minimum around the outsole geometry that offsets the treadmill gradient.