Influence Of An Innovative Shoe Design On Lower Limb Joint Loading During Walking

Grant number: LP0990671 | Funding period: 2010 - 2012

Completed

Abstract

This project will provide new knowledge about the effects of shoe design features on lower limb loading and the influence of obesity and knee condition on the shoe-mediated biomechanical effects. This will be of relevance to researchers and clinicians. It is also likely to contribute to a marketable commercial product, a shoe designed to reduce knee loading. This shoe has the potential to contribute to reducing the societal and personal burden of knee osteoarthritis, one of the most prevalent and costly chronic conditions in the developed world.