Limb Loading Asymmetry During Daily Functional Tasks

This study aims to examine symmetry differences within an individual throughout different daily functional tasks. These tasks include level walking, standing up/sitting down from a chair, and ascending and descending stairs. Study participants will be provided with a pair of shoes that are compatible with our in-shoe force sensors. These flat and flexible in-shoe load-sol® sensors cover the bottom of each foot, pair via Bluetooth with an iPad, and measure the resultant force between the foot. By characterizing symmetry deficits during these daily tasks in a younger adult, uninjured population, we aim to identify rehabilitation benchmarks and thresholds for what would be defined as a healthy level of symmetry.