Running is a fundamental skill and a critical requirement for almost all sporting activities. However, it involves repetitive loading of the musculoskeletal system especially at lower extremities which can lead to running injuries. Understanding the biomechanical function of the lower-limb muscle groups during running is important for improving current knowledge regarding runner high performance, as well as for identifying potential factors that might be related to injury.
Computer simulation is postulated to compute muscle and joint forces. It also produces insights into muscle function by launching the cause-effect relationships. A newly developed musculoskeletal model is able to generate simulation of running that can predict the muscle excitations, force and mechanical work. This could improve athlete’s running efficiency and injury prevention.
We are working closely with Sports Biomechanists in Institut Sukan Negara (ISN).