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In vivo assessment of Achilles tendon and plantar-flexor muscle mechanics during dynamic activities

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posted on 2021-05-20, 15:35 authored by Giorgos Krikelis
The purpose of this PhD was to assess the in vivo mechanics of the Achilles tendon (AT) during common locomotor movements. To achieve this I used a hybrid technique that combined motion capture and ultrasound (MoCapUs). The motion capture system was used to spatially calibrate the ultrasound image plane, enabling the projection of digitised points from the ultrasound points in three-dimensions in the lab coordinate system. The specific objectives of this research were to first establish the individual and total error of fundamental AT variables, such as its length, strain, and moment arm. [Continues.]

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School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Publisher

Loughborough University

Rights holder

© Georgios Krikelis

Publication date

2020

Notes

A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.

Language

  • en

Supervisor(s)

M.T.G. Pain ; L.-A. Furlong

Qualification name

  • PhD

Qualification level

  • Doctoral

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