Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratories
Design and Testing Research
The OBL is involved in
research that deals with footwear design and product evaluation. A description
of a number of significant project accomplishments can be found below.
OBL has worked with Wolverine
Boots and Shoes to develop Wolverine
Durashocks Footwear, a sock liner designed to absorb impacts
and dissipate impact forces, while providing the wearer with comfort
and durability. Because of this research and test evaluations
done at the OBL, this cutting-edge footwear technology has become
the cornerstone of many current Wolverine products.
1 and 2 are parts of a brochure that highlights the OBL's work
on Wolverine boots and shoes. Figs. 3 and 4 were produced by Wolverine
to describe how the Durashock Technology has been implemented
into current products. Click on each picture to view a larger
and pressure analysis at the OBL using an AMTI Force Plate and the VICON
Motion Capture System
Links and Information
a television station based in Lansing, Michigan, presented a comprehensive
news report on various aspects of shoe research at the OBL. Click here
to view this broadcast.
Attn: Dr. Roger Haut
East Fee Hall
965 Fee Road, Room A-407
East Lansing, MI 48824
by MSU OBL.
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