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Sensors 2018, 18(1), 175;

The Feasibility and Usability of RunningCoach: A Remote Coaching System for Long-Distance Runners

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
The paper extends on the work reported in Aranki, D.; Balakrishnan, U.; Sarver, H.; Serven, L.; Asuncion, C.; Du, K.; Gruis, C.; Peh, G.X.; Xiao, Y.; Bajcsy, R. RunningCoach—Cadence Training System for Long-Distance Runners. In Proceedings of 2017 Health-i-Coach—Intelligent Technologies for Coaching in Health, Barcelona, Spain, 23–26 May 2017.
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Received: 1 November 2017 / Revised: 2 December 2017 / Accepted: 23 December 2017 / Published: 10 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Smart Sensing Technologies for Personalised Coaching)
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Studies have shown that about half of the injuries sustained during long-distance running involve the knee. Cadence (steps per minute) has been identified as a factor that is strongly associated with these running-related injuries, making it a worthwhile candidate for further study. As such, it is critical for long-distance runners to minimize their risk of injury by running at an appropriate running cadence. In this paper, we present the results of a study on the feasibility and usability of RunningCoach, a mobile health (mHealth) system that remotely monitors running cadence levels of runners in a continuous fashion, among other variables, and provides immediate feedback to runners in an effort to help them optimize their running cadence. View Full-Text
Keywords: remote coaching; telemonitoring; telehealth; cadence; marathon; elevation change analysis remote coaching; telemonitoring; telehealth; cadence; marathon; elevation change analysis

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Aranki, D.; Peh, G.X.; Kurillo, G.; Bajcsy, R. The Feasibility and Usability of RunningCoach: A Remote Coaching System for Long-Distance Runners. Sensors 2018, 18, 175.

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