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Measuring Running Workload and Key Points during Treadmill Running Using a Custom Build ‘Nodes’ System

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School of Sport Studies, Fontys University of Applied Sciences, 5644 HZ Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, 5612 AJ Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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2M Engineering, John F Kennedylaan 3, 5555 XC Valkenswaard, The Netherlands
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Presented at the 13th conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, Online, 22–26 June 2020.
Proceedings 2020, 49(1), 30; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2020049030
Published: 15 June 2020
Within this study the aim is to measure running workload and relevant running technique key points on varying cadence in recreational runners using a custom build sensor system ‘Nodes’. Seven participants ran on a treadmill at a self-chosen comfortable speed. Cadence was randomly guided by a metronome using 92%, 96%, 100%, 104%, and 108% of the preferred cadence in 2-min trials. Workload was measured by collecting the heart rate and the rating of perceived exertion (RPE 1 to 10) scores. Heart rate data shows that the 100% cadence trial was most economical with a relative heart rate of 99.2%. The 108% cadence trial had the lowest relative RPE score with 96.2%. The sample rate of the Nodes system during this experiment was too low to analyze the key points. Three requirements are proposed for the further engineering of a wearable running system, (i) sampling frequency of minimal 50 Hz, (ii) step-by-step analysis, and (iii) collecting workload in the heart rate and RPE.
Keywords: running technique; workload; feedback; biomechanics; gait; running economy; cadence running technique; workload; feedback; biomechanics; gait; running economy; cadence
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Goudsmit, J.; Giudici, S.L.; Herweijer, J.; Vos, S. Measuring Running Workload and Key Points during Treadmill Running Using a Custom Build ‘Nodes’ System. Proceedings 2020, 49, 30. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2020049030

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Goudsmit J, Giudici SL, Herweijer J, Vos S. Measuring Running Workload and Key Points during Treadmill Running Using a Custom Build ‘Nodes’ System. Proceedings. 2020; 49(1):30. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2020049030

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Goudsmit, Jos; Giudici, Stella Lo; Herweijer, Janine; Vos, Steven. 2020. "Measuring Running Workload and Key Points during Treadmill Running Using a Custom Build ‘Nodes’ System" Proceedings 49, no. 1: 30. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2020049030

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