Athletes Sought to Help with Research Project

05 Jan

Kent University are working in partnership with Yate Outdoor Sports Complex as part of a research project. The research project is assessing “ViMove”. This is is a new wearable device that measures, records and analyses movement patterns during physical activity. The information that the device provides has the potential to be used in optimising running performance by providing bio-mechanical feedback that can be used to improve running technique. As this is the first wearable device of its type, the researchers are interested to identify how running bio mechanics changes during a 10km outdoor time trial, and what impact these changes have on your whole-body energy expenditure.

They are looking for athletes who are:
An injury-free male or female endurance runner
Competing in events from 1500 metres to the marathon
Aged 18-45 years of age.
Males – 35-40 minute 10km PB.
Females – 37-45 minutes 10km PB.
Or males/females with equivalent performances on other race distances.

If you would like to get involved in this research please contact James Hopker or Shane Benzie at the details provided below:

James Hopker
Shane Benzie