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Improving posture and decreasing pain with novel shoe insoles

Daniell, Nathan , Paul, Gunther, Gall, Patrick , Merrett, Simon , Thewlis, Dominic , & Bishop, Chris (2011) Improving posture and decreasing pain with novel shoe insoles. In Goebel, Matthias, Christie, C. J., Zschernack, Swantje, Todd, A. I., & Mattison, M. (Eds.) Human Factors in Organisational Design and Management – X. IEA Press, Santa Monica, Ca, USA.

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    Abstract

    A single subject longevity study is presented as a case study for the Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP). The MDPP supports the development of cutting-edge medical devices and assistive technologies, through unique collaborations between researchers, industry, clinical end-users and government. The study aimed to identify what effect the innersole has on specific muscles that may influence stability and whether the innersole had any influence on gait. Three tests were conducted; a standard gait test, dynamic balance test and a standing balance test. Results from the kinematic analysis showed reduced variability in post testing results when compared to pre testing results. Reductions in muscle activation levels were also found across all tests. Further testing with a larger sample size is required to determine if these effects are due to the innersole.

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    ID Code: 49014
    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Keywords: MDPP, Insoles, Gait Analysis, Balance
    ISBN: 0-9768143-4-X
    Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
    Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
    Copyright Owner: Copyright IEA Press.
    Deposited On: 07 Mar 2012 14:20
    Last Modified: 10 Mar 2012 03:15

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