Gait Asymmetry During a 5-Km Time Trail in Elite Runners: A Descriptive Study

Gilgen-Ammann, Rahel; Taube, Wolfgang; Wyss, Thomas (2016). Gait Asymmetry During a 5-Km Time Trail in Elite Runners: A Descriptive Study In: Cabri, Jan; Pezarat Correia, Pedro (eds.) Sports Science Research and Technology Support. Communications in Computer and Information Science: Vol. 632 (pp. 13-21). Cham: Springer International Publishing 10.1007/978-3-319-52770-3_2

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The present study evaluated gait asymmetry in elite runners by quantifying the differences between ground contact times (GCTs) of the right and left foot and its continuous changes over the course of a 5-km time trial on a 400-m synthetic track. By means of the inertial sensor Axiamote, the GCT of every step was assessed. The results revealed an overall gait asymmetry of 2.6%, but no changes in gait asymmetry over the course of the 5-km time trial. On the bend, the GCTs of the left foot were significantly (p < .001) longer than the GCTs of the right foot, whereas no such differences were reported on the straight section. However, gait asymmetry remained the same for both the straight and bend Sects. (2.7 vs. 2.8%). Overall, no gender differences regarding gait asymmetry occurred. In conclusion, a low and consistent gait asymmetry between GCTs of both feet in male and female runners was observed.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

Swiss Federal Institute of Sports Magglingen SFISM > EHSM - Lehre und Sportpädagogik > Evaluation
Swiss Federal Institute of Sports Magglingen SFISM > EHSM - Lehre und Sportpädagogik > Monitoring

Name:

Gilgen-Ammann, Rahel;
Taube, Wolfgang;
Wyss, Thomas;
Cabri, Jan and
Pezarat Correia, Pedro

ISBN:

978-3-319-52769-7

Series:

Communications in Computer and Information Science

Publisher:

Springer International Publishing

Language:

English

Submitter:

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Date Deposited:

03 May 2021 09:26

Last Modified:

08 Oct 2021 02:17

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/978-3-319-52770-3_2

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Change over time Bend versus straight Inertial measurement unit Field condition Temporal progress of fatigue

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.10538

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/10538

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