UWM Running and Walking Study

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Kinesiology Department is conducting a running and walking study and is in need of healthy participants primarily age 31 and up.  Details below.  Sign here to participate.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to develop a normative database using the Moiré-Phase Tracking (MPT) 3-D motion capture system.

Who can participate?
• Males and Females
• Ages 15 to 75
• Comfortable walking and running on a treadmill up to 7 mph (running only for people under 61 years old)
• No previous injuries that could affect walking or running (e.g., ligament tear, chronic ankle instability)
• No medical condition or medication that affects gait or balance
• No current lower extremity or back pain or injury
• No history of surgery to the lower extremity
• Female participants must not be pregnant

Data collection will take place in Enderis Hall on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
What will I do? (~90 min.):
• Informed consent process (≈5 min)
• General information questionnaire (≈10 min)
• Motion analysis
• Small Moiré markers (similar to reflective markers) applied with Velcro to neoprene bands will be placed over your pelvis (hips), femur (thigh), tibia (lower leg), and shoe
• Walking gait analysis (≈ 45 min)
– Walk on a treadmill for about one minute at each of four speeds (2, 3, and 4 mph and your preferred walking speed)
– Perform five successful walking gait trials at your preferred speed and a speed of 3 mph along a 30 ft runway
• Running gait analysis (≈ 30 min): Only participants < 61 years will complete the running trials
– Run on a treadmill for about one minute at each of three speeds (5, 6, and 7 mph)
– Perform five successful running gait trials at a speed of 7 mph along a 30 ft runway

(This research project has been approved by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB Protocol Number 15.356 approved on June 14, 2016 ))

As a thank you, all participants will receive a $25 gift card.