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Daumer M, Subkowski P, Trost M, Stolle C, Kleinmond C, Fasching M, Walther M, Lederer C.2014. Different running in shod vs. minimal footwear/barefoot runners - adaptions for prevention of injuries. PeerJ PrePrints2:e497v1https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.497v1
In the last years the number of long distance runners who wear minimal footwear or run completely barefoot increased considerably. There is an ongoing debate about the benefits and risks of running in minimal footwear/barefoot instead of running in conventional running shoes. The objectives were to investigate the effect of different types of shoes as well as of different running techniques on acceleration of centre of gravity and to explore a potential link to injuries (subjects are described in table 1). We assessed data with a mobile accelerometry device (actibelt ®, http://www.actibelt.com) during competition. Three runners were additionally investigated during a treadmill test using a high speed camera system simultaneously coupled to a wireless stream of acceleration data. Acceleration raw data was analysed with standardized algorithm packages using R software environment.
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