Date of Award

2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.S.

Department

Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Bradley S. Davidson

Second Advisor

Mark Siemens

Third Advisor

Chadd Clary

Fourth Advisor

Kevin Shelburne

Keywords

Biomechanics, Effective force, Footwear, IMU, Kinematics, Motion capture

Abstract

Two studies are discussed in this manuscript each preceded by a literature review of the topic. The first review and study explore agility movements and the effect that alternative upper designs in shoes might have on ground reaction force measures of performance. The second review and study evaluate methods of predicting ground reaction forces without the use of a force platform. A method of using effective forces and ways of improving its accuracy are evaluated in depth.

Publication Statement

Copyright is held by the author. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Provenance

Received from ProQuest

Rights holder

Nicholas Nelson

File size

105 pgs

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Biomechanics, Physics

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