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Examining Footwear Wear Patterns for Injury Prevention Public Deposited

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  • Tracking footwear wear patterns is vital to the footwear industry. In the game of tennis, there are several court surfaces that produce unique wear patterns on footwear that are constantly changing according to the following factors: level of competition, level of experience, coordination, age, height, weight, and more. By tracking these footwear patterns in athletes across aging populations, this allows athletes and footwear manufacturers to gain clearer insight into new developments to be made from existing technologies. Through pioneering efforts in file sharing, data-driven insights, and user feedback, the current era of sport provides resources necessary to produce cutting edge footwear products. Monitoring these behaviors helps athletes stay healthy, track their performance, and reduce injuries sustained during sport. As further research is conducted, more insight will be gleaned in order to provide products that offer characteristics athlete populations seek out.
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  • Westbrook, Alec. Examining Footwear Wear Patterns for Injury Prevention, Oregon State University, 2020
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