Recent research into trans-tibial double-amputee sprint performance has debated the possible inherent advantages, disadvantages and limitations to sprinting with prosthetic limbs compared to healthy limbs. Biomechanical data athered throughout a training season from an elite able-bodied sprinter provide a new perspective on this debate. Peak stride frequency was measured at 2.62 Hz, and the orresponding swing time was estimated to be 0.287 s in the able-bodied sprinter. Published swing time and stride frequency values from the double-amputee at maximum elocity, thought to be beyond biological limits, therefore may not be so, although previously published research has provided evidence that some joint kinetic values from the double-amputee have not been shown in elite able-bodied sprinting.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the XXVIII International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (2010)|
|Editors||R Jensen, W Ebben, E Petushek, C Richter, K Roemer|
|Place of Publication||Marquette, U. S. A.|
|Publisher||Northern Michigan University|
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2010|
Bezodis, I. N., Salo, A., Kerwin, D. G., Churchill, S., & Trewartha, G. (2010). A case study of stride frequency and swing time in elite able-bodied sprint running: implications for amputee debate. In R. Jensen, W. Ebben, E. Petushek, C. Richter, & K. Roemer (Eds.), Proceedings of the XXVIII International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports (2010) (pp. 131-133). Northern Michigan University.