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The influence of using barefoot shoes on the biomechanical parameters of the lower limbs when walking
Project IdSGS16/LF/2018
Main solverMgr. Eliška Zahutová
Periodr1/2018 - 12/2018
ProviderSpecifický VŠ výzkum
AnotationThe choice of suitable shoes has been the subject of controversial discussions in the last few years by the expert and lay public. Not only among the public, but above all in the ranks of patients with different types of movement disorders, there are questions about the barefoot shoes theme, which approach with their features to bare feet. Most often they ask whether these shoes can affect the pain of the locomotor system, both in the positive and the negative sense of the word. The subjective experience of long-time users of barefoot shoes can of course be insufficient for the expert public, also because of their different opinions. The aim of this project is to evaluate the biomechanical parameters of the lower limbs when walking in subjects with barefoot shoes compared to the control group ? from the evaluated biomechanical parameters to determine the effect of using barefoot shoes and to indicate possible clinical outcomes in practice. The experimental group will consist of 20 subjects, with at least half a year of intense walking practice in barefoot shoes and a control group of 20 individuals without experience with this kind of shoes. 3D kinematic motion analysis (Qualisys Oqus, Sweden) and 3 force plates (Kistler 9286 AA, Switzerland) will be used to obtain the data. Interpretation of the results obtained can help to objectivize walking parameters in the barefoot shoes and then also evaluate these results clinically with the output for the general user/patient.