Using foot pressure sensors in your own shoes, we can collect force, cadence, contact time, impact peaks, and force rate data. Force Analysis gives us biofeedback on how much the body is being stressed with each foot strike. At Press Play, we have the knowledge to combine this data with other findings such as foot mapping and foot strike to educate runners on proper running technique.
Research has shown that high Impact Peaks and Force Rate are correlated with injuries. If an impact peak is present, there is a high probability the body is trying absorb some of the Ground Reaction Force. A Ground Reaction Force is the equal and opposite reaction of the foot hitting the ground. In other words, it’s the force that your shoe and body have to absorb at foot strike. The less the shoe absorbs, the more your body takes the brunt of force. Foot strike patterns, running posture, and technique can all influence impact peaks and force rates.