Podcast #20. Foot Strike Truths Part 2, Exoskeletons & Robots & Haglund’s Deformity

Podcast link:

http://thegaitguys.libsyn.com/pod-20-footstrike-part2-robots-haglund-s-deformi

iTunes link:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-gait-guys-podcast/id559864138

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Show notes for Podcast #20.

This is another great podcast. We go deeper into the bowels (and Truth) about foot strike and try to further dispell the myths that are abundant on the topic.

1. Neuroscience Talk:

Brain-machine interfaces could provide “superhuman” abilities, enhancing strength and speed. The reports says these interfaces could also potentially give humans new abilities not previously available. The report also mentions benefits to mobility in the elderly in the form of exoskeletons.

http://www.sciencespacerobots.com/
or
http://www.scribd.com/doc/115962650/Global-Trends-2030-Alternative-Worlds

National Intelligence Council Predicts Superhuman Trend in 2030 Report

J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2013 Jan 21;10(1):3. [Epub ahead of print]

2. Haglund’s Deformity / Syndrome
Everything you wanted to know about this heel problem, and more !

3. The Problems with Footstrike and Foot types, Part 2.
Research based truth behind foot stress fractures: Foot Landing and Loading Pathomechanics.
We talk about this journal article and the implications of foot landing mechanics and metatarsal stress fractures in the literature during Podcast # S1-E3 (Season1-Episode3) in case you want to hear what else we had to say on this topic.

http://www.elitetrack.com/blogs/details/7047/

Computer simulation of stress distribution in the metatarsals at different inversion landing angles using the finite element method
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2903174/

From the Expert: Danny Abshire Talks Foot Placement
http://blog.newtonrunning.com/blog/bid/262036/From-the-Expert-Danny-Abshire-Talks-Foot-Placement

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