Racefox Run - Run without injuries
|Coordinator||Racefox (WeMeMove) - WEMEMOVE AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 300 000|
|Project duration||November 2017 - February 2018|
Purpose and goal
The aim of the project Racefox Run-Run and Run Without injuries was to evaluate the occurrence of running damage to our customers as well as compile current research in the area. Furthermore, the aim was to test and evaluate Racefox Run by recruiting test runners and conducting a standardized training session and, in the meantime, do tests and motion analyzes on these test subjects, for further development of the app.
Expected results and effects
The result was 2 test groups with a total of 24 people attending. All participants were analyzed based on collected motion data which provided increased reliability and validity for using Racefox. A 10-minute run test was constructed during the testperiod. This gives Racefox increased credibility in designing individualized training programs. Individualizing training programs also makes it possible to take into account both the person´s movement patterns, motivation and injury history in the future.
Planned approach and implementation
Tests were conducted for 2 months with the test groups. Data collected was then analyzed and concluded that a 10-minute running test is sufficiently reliable and valid for assessing an individual´s motion pattern during running, which will be incorporated into the continued development of the app. Through the interviews that have been carried out, we have gained knowledge about the importance of which injuries most often affect runners and what the most common treatments are, which also help us to develop the app further.