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The Effect of Custom-Made Biomechanical Perturbation Platform on Kinetics, Kinematics and Electromyography in Healthy Subjects

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified April 2007 by Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : May 22, 2007
Last Update Posted : May 22, 2007
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Brief Summary:

Introduction: Kinetic, kinematic and electromyographic activity of the lower limb have been shown to be influenced by various footwear-generated biomechanical manipulations (e.g. soles. Insoles, orthoses). A novel biomechanical device comprising four modular elements attached onto foot-worn platforms was recently developed. Each element can be individually calibrated (Position, convexity, height and resilience) to induce a specific biomechanical challenge.

Objectives: The aim of this study is to evaluate the influence of specific biomechanical challenges on Kinetics, kinematics and electromyographic activity of the lower limb.

Design: Prospective, case control Setting: Motion analyses will be conducted during level walking with (1) a three-dimensional motion analysis system and (2) ground reaction force analysis using force platforms (3) Electro-Myography system. Each subject will be examined in 16 different settings of the biomechanical system

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Healthy Device: APOS biomechanical gait system Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science

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Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years to 30 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy
  • Similar anthorpometric profile (i.e. weight, shoe size, height, dominant leg)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Previous orthopedic, musculosceletal or neurological pathology

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00476333

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Contact: Amir A Haim, MD +972-52-4373010
Contact: Alon Wolf, PhD +972-52-6370434

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Technion Israel institute of technology, Biomechanical and bio-robotics division gait laboratory Recruiting
Haifa, Israel
Sub-Investigator: Amir A Haim, MD         
Sub-Investigator: Alon Wolf, PhD         
Principal Investigator: Nahum Halperin, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Nahum Halperin, MD Asaf-Harofeh Medical Center
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00476333    
Other Study ID Numbers: 70/07
First Posted: May 22, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 22, 2007
Last Verified: April 2007
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