Without data, a lot of research questions remain unanswered. Within my research, we are trying to gain more insight into how injuries occur during running. We know that fatigue and the shock load of each step play major roles in this, but the exact mechanisms are still unclear. Nowadays, we are able to use small sensors to gain a lot of insight into movement patterns. By collecting data from different running workouts, we can get more insight into how much load is involved during different running activities. This helps us better understand how running injuries occur.

This is why I am now doing measurements. The nice thing about doing these measurements is that you really get in touch with runners and also hear what problems (and injuries) they encounter. This makes it immediately clear why you are doing this research. Because the measurements take place outside, it is also very nice to do, I think. A nice walk in the fresh air through the beautiful autumn colors. If it is convenient, I sometimes go for a walk with you.

After a measurement, all data must still be processed; first, the data from the sensors must be transferred to the laptop and analyzed. To analyze data, algorithms are created that convert data from the sensors into useful information. Only with data from enough subjects can we say something about the difference in load during different running workouts. So, do you want to participate in this? I am still looking for test subjects. Feel free to contact me if you are interested in participating!


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Bouke Scheltinga

Email: b.scheltinga@rrd.nl

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