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The influence of one year using barefoot shoes on the biomechanical parameters of the lower limbs during walking
Project IdSGS06/LF/2019
Main solverMgr. Eliška Zahutová, Ph.D.
Period1/2019 - 12/2019
ProviderSpecifický VŠ výzkum
AnotationThe term barefoot footwear (bare footwear) has become a highly debated but controversial theme over the last decade. Healthy individuals, as well as people with mobility difficulties, are looking for alternatives in both prevention and treatment. Barefoot shoes, which are close to the bare feet, are able to help and harm (Franklin et al., 2015). The subjective experience of individuals can not be adequately captured by the professional public and therefore the opinions on the use of barefoot shoes for practice vary. Our goal is therefore to monitor the biomechanical parameters of the lower limbs during walking in people who begin and evaluate barefoot shoes at a one-year offset and in conjunction with ongoing research (SGS16/LF/2018). We will use the experimental groups of probands who meet the conditions of annual boot footwear during the year 2019 in the period March - June 2019. To obtain the data will be used 3D kinematic motion analysis (Qualisys Oqus, Sweden) and 2 power platforms (Kistler 9286 AA, Switzerland). Interpreting the results obtained can help to objectify the annual changes in barefoot shoes and then clinically evaluate the outcomes for the average user / patient.