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cases, we found that the ground reaction forces were not
strongly correlated with tibial bone loading. "
In several cases, lower ground reaction forces actually
meant more stress on the tibia, a finding opposite of what
most athletes believe and counter to how most existing
wearables work.
This research began two years ago, when Vanderbilt
University Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics Leon
Scott, who serves on the NFL Players Association's
health and safety committees, asked Zelik a simple
question: Could wearable sensors be used effectively
to prevent the stress fractures Scott saw in his clinic
every day?
Matijevich, Zelik, and Scott are now exploring new
ways to monitor bone stress non-invasively, and recently
filed a patent application for a system that fuses data
from multiple wearable sensors to estimate tibia loading
from both muscle contractions and ground reaction
forces. They're seeking commercial partners to develop
this new wearable tech and explore applications for
recreational runners, military cadets, and elite athletes.
Scott said the combination of wearable sensors and
new algorithms the team is developing gives a far better
picture of bone stress, with the potential to help runners
lower their chance of injuries.
" There's only so much you can do when the game is
going because those are high-speed injuries, but we
can do something about stress fractures during training
and conditioning, " Scott said. " Right now, we don't have
great tools to tell us what's happening to the bones
other than experience and anecdote and these are,
unfortunately, failing quite a few people. "
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Table of Contents
Editor's Letter
From Rehab to Robustness
Nutrition: Myth-Busting Nutrition Tips
Strength & Conditioning: Prioritizing Preseason Programs
2023 Tech Guide
Measuring Motion
Decreasing Injuries with Data
Tactical Transition
Developing a Strong & Powerful Base
Product Focus: NATA AT Expo Sneak Preview
Product Marketplace
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