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Competing Interests

Martin Daumer is an Academic Editor for PeerJ and has invented the "free heel running pad". He is also the Director of the Sylvia Lawry Centre for MS Research. He is one of the two managing directors of Trium Analysis Online GmbH, together with Michael Scholz (50% ownership each). Trium is a manufacturer of CTG monitoring systems.

Dr. Daumer has served on the scientific advisory board for the EPOSA study; has received funding for travel from ECTRIMS; serves on the editorial board of MedNous; is co-author with Michael Scholz on patents re: Apparatus for measuring activity (Trium Analysis Online GmbH), method and device for detecting a movement pattern (Trium Analysis Online GmbH), device and method to measure the activity of a person (Trium Analysis Online GmbH), co-Author with Christian Lederer of device and method to determine the fetal heart rate from ultrasound signals (Trium Analysis Online GmbH), author of method and device for detecting drifts, jumps and/or outliers of measurement values, coauthor of patent applications with Michael Scholz of device and method to determine the global alarm state of a patient monitoring system, method of communication of units in a patient monitoring system, and system and method for patient monitoring; serves as a consultant for University of Oxford, Imperial College London, University of Southampton, Charite, Berlin, University of Vienna, Greencoat Ltd, Biopartners, Biogen Idec, Bayer Schering Pharma, Roche, and Novartis; and receives/has received research support from the EU-FP7, BMBF, BWiMi, and Hertie Foundation.

Markus Walther is Medical Director of the Schön Clinic München Harlaching and on a medical advisory board of Adidas.

Christian Lederer and Christoph Stolle were employed at the SLC - The Human Motion Institute when the study was performed.

Marc Hilgers is employed by Level One Orthopedics.

Christine Kleinmond is employed by ClinProject GmbH.

Author Contributions

Martin Daumer conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Christine Kleinmond conceived and designed the experiments, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Christoph Stolle analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Christian Lederer conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Marc Hilgers wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Markus Walther wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding the deposition of related data:

Questionnaire as promoted by the BRS:

http://www.thebarefootrunners.org/threads/update-new-study-being-conducted-running-injuries-in-shod-vs-minimal-footwear-barefoot-runners.12871/

Read access to the raw data:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvgupxDHApmCdGppOFdsbEotTDMzQWtpWUdGWW9WTlE&usp=sharing

Funding

There was no external funding for this project, but part of the work was supported by students from the TUM Munich in the context of the lecture "clinical applications of computational medicine" and officers of the barefoot runners society.


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