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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818143/locomotion-strategy-and-magnitude-of-ground-reaction-forces-during-treadmill-training-on-iss
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Elena Fomina, Alexandra Savinkina
INTRODUCTION: Creation of the cosmonaut in-flight physical training process is currently based on the leading role of support afferents in the development of hypogravity changes in the motor system. We assume that the strength of support afferents is related to the magnitude of the ground reaction forces (GRF). For this purpose it was necessary to compare the GRF magnitude on the Russian BD-2 treadmill for different locomotion types (walking and running), modes (active and passive), and subjects...
September 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816618/ground-reaction-forces-produced-by-two-different-hockey-skating-arm-swing-techniques
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Julie Hayward-Ellis, Marion J L Alexander, Cheryl M Glazebrook, Jeff Leiter
The arm swing in hockey skating can have a positive effect on the forces produced by each skate, and the resulting velocity from each push off. The main purpose of this study was to measure the differences in ground reaction forces (GRFs) produced from an anteroposterior versus a mediolateral style hockey skating arm swing. Twenty-four elite-level female hockey players performed each technique while standing on a ground-mounted force platform, and all trials were filmed using two video cameras. Force data was assessed for peak scaled GRFs in the frontal and sagittal planes, and resultant GRF magnitude and direction...
August 17, 2017: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813923/a-real-time-and-reduced-complexity-approach-to-the-detection-and-monitoring-of-static-joint-overloading-in-humans
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Wansoo Kim, Jinoh Lee, Nikos Tsagarakis, Arash Ajoudani
This paper proposes a novel technique for the real-time estimation of the joint torques variations in humans while performing heavy manipulation tasks. To achieve this, the method is based on the deviations of the Centre of Pressure (CoP) and Ground Reaction Force (GRF) in the presence of interaction forces. The CoP and GRF variations are calculated from the difference between the estimated values (assuming no interaction forces) using a pre-identified statically equivalent serial chain (SESC) and the measured ones (with the effect of interaction forces) using an external device...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762876/constraints-on-stance-phase-force-production-during-overground-walking-in-persons-with-chronic-incomplete-spinal-cord-injury
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Denise M Peters, Yann Thibaudier, Joan Deffeyes, Gila Baer, Heather B Hayes, Randy D Trumbower
Persons with incomplete spinal cord injury (iSCI) face ongoing struggles with walking, including reduced speed and increased reliance on assistive devices (ADs). The forces underlying body weight support and gait, as measured by ground reaction forces (GRFs), are likely altered following iSCI due to weakness and AD dependence but have not been studied. The purpose of this study was to examine GRF production during overground walking after iSCI, as greater insight into GRF constraints is important for refining therapeutic interventions...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761798/a-data-set-with-kinematic-and-ground-reaction-forces-of-human-balance
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Damiana A Dos Santos, Claudiane A Fukuchi, Reginaldo K Fukuchi, Marcos Duarte
This article describes a public data set containing the three-dimensional kinematics of the whole human body and the ground reaction forces (with a dual force platform setup) of subjects who were standing still for 60 s in different conditions, in which the subjects' vision and the standing surface were manipulated. Twenty-seven young subjects and 22 old subjects were evaluated. The data set comprises a file with metadata plus 1,813 files with the ground reaction force (GRF) and kinematics data for the 49 subjects (three files for each of the 12 trials plus one file for each subject)...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759537/the-effects-of-multiple-sets-of-squats-and-jump-squats-on-mechanical-variables
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Michael L Rossetti, Shawn N Munford, Brandon W Snyder, Shala E Davis, Gavin L Moir
PURPOSE: The mechanical responses to two non-ballistic squat and two ballistic jump squat protocols performed over multiple sets were investigated. One protocol from each of the two non-ballistic and ballistic conditions incorporated a pause between the eccentric and concentric phases of the movements in order to determine the influence of the coupling time on the mechanical variables and post-activation potentiation (PAP). METHODS: Eleven men (age: 21.9 ± 1.8 years; height: 1...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746248/relationships-between-countermovement-jump-ground-reaction-forces-and-jump-height-reactive-strength-index-and-jump-time
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Leland A Barker, John R Harry, John A Mercer
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between ground reaction force (GRF) variables to jump height, jump time, and the Reactive Strength Index (RSI). Twenty-six Division I male soccer players performed three maximum effort CMJs on a dual-force platform system that measured three-dimensional kinetic data. The trial producing peak jump height was used for analysis. Vertical GRF (Fz) variables were divided into unloading, eccentric, amortization, and concentric phases and correlated to jump height, RSI (RSI= Jump height/jump time), and jump time (from start to takeoff)...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741140/melt-extrusion-for-a-high-melting-point-compound-with-improved-solubility-and-sustained-release
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Jiannan Lu, Sakae Obara, Fei Liu, Wanyi Fu, Wen Zhang, Shingo Kikuchi
The objective of the current study was to develop an amorphous solid dispersion for a high melting point compound, griseofulvin (GRF), with an enhanced solubility and a controlled release pattern utilizing hot melt extrusion (HME) technology. Hypromellose acetate succinate (HPMCAS, Shin-Etsu AQOAT®, medium particle size) was explored as the polymeric carrier, while hypromellose (HPMC, Metolose® SR) was chosen as the release rate control agent. GRF presented an HPMCAS grade-dependent solubility: AS-HMP > AS-MMP > AS-LMP...
July 24, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738226/shock-attenuation-characteristics-of-three-different-military-boots-during-gait
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A M S Muniz, R R Bini
Musculoskeletal injuries are related to the cushioning properties of boots in military populations. This study aimed to compare ground reaction force (GRF) and subjective perceived comfort from two different military boots supplied by the Brazilian Army with a commercial boot. Twenty army recruits volunteered for a GRF assessment during walking on a 10-m walkway and a perceived comfort test after 20min walking on a treadmill. Both experiments were conducted with three different military boots: CC10 (styrene-butadiene rubber - SBR - midsole 30mm thickness, 65 Shore A; 631...
July 15, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728130/superficial-plantar-cutaneous-sensation-does-not-trigger-barefoot-running-adaptations
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M A Thompson, K M Hoffman
It has long been proposed that the gait alterations associated with barefoot running are mediated by alterations in sensory feedback, yet there has been no data to support this claim. Thus, the purpose of this study was to examine the role of superficial plantar cutaneous feedback in barefoot and shod running. METHODS: 10 healthy active subjects (6 male, 4 female); mass: 65.2+9.7kg; age: 27+7.1years participated in this study. 10 over-ground running trials were completed in each of the following conditions: barefoot (BF), shod (SHOD), anesthetized barefoot (ANEST BF) and anesthetized shod (ANEST SHOD)...
June 27, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721454/intra-individual-variation-in-hand-postures-during-terrestrial-locomotion-in-japanese-macaques-macaca-fuscata
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Yasuo Higurashi, Ryosuke Goto, Hiroo Kumakura
The primate hand adopts a variety of postures during locomotion. Habitually terrestrial cercopithecine primates are known to use a palmigrade posture at faster speeds to possibly mitigate stresses on the hand skeleton; however, it is unclear whether arboreal or semi-terrestrial species use a similar strategy for adjusting hand posture. Here, we explored intra-individual variation in hand contact patterns during terrestrial locomotion in the Japanese macaque (Macaca fuscata), a semi-terrestrial cercopithecine primate...
July 18, 2017: Primates; Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720182/ground-reaction-forces-during-reduced-gravity-running-in-parabolic-flight
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Peter Cavanagh, Andrea Rice, Molly Glauberman, Amanda Sudduth, Arien Cherones, Shane Davis, Michael Lewis, Andrea Hanson, Grier Wilt
BACKGROUND: Treadmills have been employed as both a form of exercise and a countermeasure to prevent changes in the musculoskeletal system on almost all NASA missions and many Russian missions since the early Space Shuttle flights. It is possible that treadmills may also be part of exercise programs on future Mars missions and that they may be a component of exercise facilities in lunar or Martian habitats. METHODS: In order to determine if the ambient gravity on these destinations will provide osteogenic effects while performing exercise on a treadmill, ground reactions forces (GRFs) were measured on eight subjects (six women and two men) running at 6 mph during parabolic flight in Martian and lunar gravity conditions...
August 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712544/the-effect-of-leg-dominance-and-landing-height-on-acl-loading-among-female-athletes
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Hossein Mokhtarzadeh, Katie Ewing, Ina Janssen, Chen-Hua Yeow, Nicholas Brown, Peter Vee Sin Lee
Female athletes are more prone to anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. A neuromuscular imbalance called leg dominance may provide a biomechanical explanation. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to compare the side-to-side lower limb differences in movement patterns, muscle forces and ACL forces during a single-leg drop-landing task from two different heights. We hypothesized that there will be significant differences in lower limb movement patterns (kinematics), muscle forces and ACL loading between the dominant and non-dominant limbs...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711361/does-crutch-length-influence-gait-parameters-after-total-hip-replacement-surgery
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Marco Freddolini, Francesco Esposito, Massimiliano Marcucci, Andrea Corvi, Palmina Braccio, Leonardo Latella
After total hip replacement surgery, crutches are often prescribed to enable patients to walk independently. Purpose of this study was to evaluate possible crutch length influence on gait performance and symmetry, including spatiotemporal and kinetics parameters. Thirty patients were randomly assigned to elbow flexed (EF) or elbow extended (EE) crutch setup. Subjects were asked to walk on the laboratory path, instrumented with motion tracking system and force platforms. Spatiotemporal gait parameters and ground reaction force (GRF) parameters for both limbs and crutch support were evaluated...
July 10, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705487/amputee-locomotion-frequency-content-of-prosthetic-vs-intact-limb-vertical-ground-reaction-forces-during-running-and-the-effects-of-filter-cut-off-frequency
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Dovin Kiernan, Ross H Miller, Brian S Baum, Hyun Joon Kwon, Jae Kun Shim
Compared to intact limbs, running-specific prostheses have high resonance non-biologic materials and lack active tissues to damp high frequencies. These differences may lead to ground reaction forces (GRFs) with high frequency content. If so, ubiquitously applying low-pass filters to prosthetic and intact limb GRFs may attenuate veridical high frequency content and mask important and ecologically valid data from prostheses. To explore differences in frequency content between prosthetic and intact limbs we divided signal power from transtibial unilateral amputees and controls running at 2...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694817/tissue-specific-regulation-of-gma-mir396-family-on-coordinating-development-and-low-water-availability-responses
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Weican Liu, Yonggang Zhou, Xiaowei Li, Xingchao Wang, Yuanyuan Dong, Nan Wang, Xiuming Liu, Huan Chen, Na Yao, Xiyan Cui, Aysha Jameel, Fawei Wang, Haiyan Li
Previously, it was reported that miR396s interact with growth-regulating factors (GRFs) to modulate plant growth, development, and stress resistance. In soybean, 11 gma-miR396 precursors (Pre-miR396a-k) were found, and 24 GmGRFs were predicted as targets of seven mature gma-miR396s (gma-miR396a/b/c/e/h/i/k). To explore the roles of the miR396-GRF module in low water availability response of soybean, we analyzed the expression of Pre-miR396a-k, and found that Pre-miR396a/i/bdgk/e/h were up-regulated in leaves and down-regulated in roots; on the contrary, GmGRF5/6/7/8/15/17/21 were down-regulated in leaves and GmGRF1/2/17/18/19/20/21/22/23/24 were up-regulated in roots of low water potential stressed soybean...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684196/force-transmission-through-the-wrist-during-performance-of-push-ups-on-a-hyperextended-and-a-neutral-wrist
#17
Olga Polovinets, Alon Wolf, Ronit Wollstein
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional cohort. INTRODUCTION: Push-ups are used ubiquitously to evaluate and strengthen the upper body. They are usually performed in 1 of 2 main ways: with the wrist in hyperextension and with the wrist in a neutral position. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of our study was to compare the dynamic forces in the wrist during the 2 push-up styles. METHODS: Fourteen volunteers performed push-ups in 2 different patterns: on a hyperextended wrist and a neutral wrist (NW)...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680890/phase-specific-ground-reaction-force-analyses-of-bilateral-and-unilateral-jumps-in-patients-with-acl-reconstruction
#18
Christian Baumgart, Matthias W Hoppe, Jürgen Freiwald
BACKGROUND: In patients who have undergone anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, there is a weak correlation between subjective evaluation of knee function on questionnaires and clinical or biomechanical test results. HYPOTHESIS: Patients with lower subjective knee function will demonstrate lower ground-reaction forces (GRFs) in the operated leg and greater GRF asymmetries in both phase-specific and functional data analysis (FDA) approaches compared with patients with higher subjective knee function...
June 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679843/restricted-vision-increases-sensorimotor-cortex-involvement-in-human-walking
#19
Anderson S Oliveira, Bryan R Schlink, William David Hairston, Peter Konig, Daniel Perry Ferris
This study aimed to determine if there are electrocortical evidence of augmented participation of sensory brain areas on walking modulation during walking with eyes closed. Healthy subjects (n=10) walked on a treadmill at 1 m/s while alternating 5 minutes walking with the eyes open or closed while we recorded ground reaction forces (GRF) and high-density scalp electroencephalography (EEG). We applied independent component analysis to parse EEG signals into maximally independent component (IC) processes and then computed equivalent current dipoles for each IC...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679544/risk-prediction-modeling-on-family-based-sequencing-data-using-a-random-field-method
#20
Yalu Wen, Alexandra Burt, Qing Lu
Family-based design is one of the most popular designs in genetic studies and has many unique features for risk prediction research. It is more robust against genetic heterogeneity, and the relatedness among family members can be informative for predicting individuals' risk for disease with polygenic and shared environmental components of risk. Despite these strengths, family-based designs have been used infrequently in current risk prediction studies, and their related statistical methods have been much less developed...
July 5, 2017: Genetics
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