In the recent months, THETAmetrix has been working in conjunction with the University of Bournemouth in the development of an Impact sensor used to detect forces during running.

Traditionally forces generated through a foot strike impact are measured using a force plate, however, difficulties arise when trying to measure forces within the field due to cost and immovability of such a device. A wireless, skin mounted Impact Sensor was therefore developed as a cheap, mobile alternative to a force plate. The Impact Sensor is essentially a triaxial accelerometer capable of detecting changes in leg acceleration when the foot strikes the ground.

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