Biomechanical examination of pedaling

 

 

 

With video and sensor analysis, clinical-medical knowledge is applied to a mechanical means such as the bicycle.

The human being must adapt to the bicycle, which is a sports tool. The cyclist's posture changes continuously during pedaling.

Biomechanics applied to cycling studies the relationship between the points of support of the bicycle (saddle, pedals, handlebars) and the application of the muscular force that is produced during pedaling, which is a gesture.

The examination is conducted after a thorough medical history and objective clinical evaluation. The appropriateness of the biomechanical evaluation request during pedaling finds its congruity in the study of the kinetic and kinematic behavior of the cyclist during the use of the tool. Cycling is a cyclic sport.

All involved muscles can be evaluated by surface electromyography. The joints that share the pedaling gesture are evaluated in their ranges in all their planes. This evaluation is important to understand how to set up a positioning on the bike, in order to prevent or treat the pathologies connected to this recreational, competitive or amateur sport activity. In all age groups.

Following this instrumental evaluation, a report is drawn up where there may be prescriptions, recommendations with the possible drafting of physiotherapy-rehabilitation, reactivation, or physical-adapted activity (AFA) projects.

The video analysis allows by means of artificial intelligence software or by means of algorithms inherent in the applications in use it allows to evaluate the posture while pedaling in the various planes of space.

Through the use of Movit Gait sensors, the closed kinetic chain is studied millisecond by milisecond.

For example, you can evaluate pedaling with a very high and back saddle, which can cause damage to the knees and back, or see the subject if he is more centered on pedaling and his back is much more relaxed, or not.