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Biomechanical Analysis for the Development of Windlass Mechanism for Trail-walking Shoe
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Biomechanical Analysis for the Development of Windlass Mechanism for Trail-walking Shoe
Park, Jong-Jin; Park, Seung-Bum;
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Objective : The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of the windlass mechanism in trail-walking shoe prototypes that can effectively support arches. A study of these effects should help with the development of a first-rate trail-walking shoe development guide for the distribution of quality information to consumers. Methods : The subjects were ten adult males who volunteered to participate in the study. Shoes from three companies, which will be referred to as Company S (Type A), Company M (Type B), and Company P (Type C), were selected for the experiment. The subjects wore these shoes and walked at a speed of 4.2 km/h, and as they tested each shoe, the contact area, maximum pressure average, and surface force were all measured. Results : Shoe Type A showed a contact area of , Type B showed an area of , and Type C showed an area of (p<.01). Shoe Type A demonstrated a maximum average pressure of , Type B an average of , and Type C an average of (p<.05). Shoe Type A showed a ground reaction force of , Type B a force of , and Type C a force of (p<.05). Conclusion : The Type A trail-walking shoe, which was designed with a wide arch from the center of the forefoot to the front of the rearfoot showed excellent performance, however, more development and analysis of the windlass mechanism for a variety of arch structures is still necessary.
Ground Reaction Force;Foot Pressure;Windlass Mechanism;Arch Support;Trail Walking Shoes;
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