The multi-functional foot in athletic movement: extraordinary feats by our extraordinary feet

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621166
Title:
The multi-functional foot in athletic movement: extraordinary feats by our extraordinary feet
Authors:
Wilson, Jennifer; Kiely, John
Abstract:
The unique architecture of the foot system provides a sensitive, multi-tensional method of communicating with the surrounding environment. Within the premise of the paper, we discuss three themes: complexity, degeneracy and bio-tensegrity. Complex structures within the foot allow the human movement system to negotiate strategies for dynamic movement during athletic endeavours. We discuss such complex structures with particular attention to properties of a bio-tensegrity system. Degeneracy within the foot structure offers a distinctive solution to the problems posed by differing terrains and uneven surfaces allowing lower extremity structures to overcome perturbation as and when it occurs. This extraordinary structure offers a significant contribution to bipedalism through presenting a robust base of support and as such, should be given more consideration when designing athletic development programmes.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Wilson, J. and Kiely, J. (2016) 'The Multi-Functional Foot in Athletic Movement: Extraordinary Feats by Our Extraordinary Feet', Human Movement, 17 (1)
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Journal:
Human Movement
Issue Date:
2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621166
DOI:
10.1515/humo-2016-0001
Additional Links:
http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/humo.2016.17.issue-1/humo-2016-0001/humo-2016-0001.xml
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
18991955
Appears in Collections:
Department of Life Sciences

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dc.contributor.authorWilson, Jenniferen
dc.contributor.authorKiely, Johnen
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-15T09:58:48Z-
dc.date.available2016-12-15T09:58:48Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationWilson, J. and Kiely, J. (2016) 'The Multi-Functional Foot in Athletic Movement: Extraordinary Feats by Our Extraordinary Feet', Human Movement, 17 (1)en
dc.identifier.issn18991955-
dc.identifier.doi10.1515/humo-2016-0001-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621166-
dc.description.abstractThe unique architecture of the foot system provides a sensitive, multi-tensional method of communicating with the surrounding environment. Within the premise of the paper, we discuss three themes: complexity, degeneracy and bio-tensegrity. Complex structures within the foot allow the human movement system to negotiate strategies for dynamic movement during athletic endeavours. We discuss such complex structures with particular attention to properties of a bio-tensegrity system. Degeneracy within the foot structure offers a distinctive solution to the problems posed by differing terrains and uneven surfaces allowing lower extremity structures to overcome perturbation as and when it occurs. This extraordinary structure offers a significant contribution to bipedalism through presenting a robust base of support and as such, should be given more consideration when designing athletic development programmes.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDe Gruyteren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.degruyter.com/view/j/humo.2016.17.issue-1/humo-2016-0001/humo-2016-0001.xmlen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Human Movementen
dc.subjectFeeten
dc.subjectDegeneracyen
dc.subjectBio-tensegrityen
dc.subjectRobustnessen
dc.titleThe multi-functional foot in athletic movement: extraordinary feats by our extraordinary feeten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalHuman Movementen
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