The pelvis is the second brain of the movement, especially during running.
This is our last research publish at IJERPH MDPI about the “Differences between Sexes and Speed Levels in Pelvic 3D Kinematic Patterns during Running Using an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU).
The study aimed to assess the 3D kinematic pattern of the pelvis during running and establish differences between sexes using the IMU sensor for spatiotemporal outcomes, vertical acceleration symmetry index, and ranges of motion of the pelvis in the sagittal, coronal, and transverse planes of movement.
Most relevant aspects:
– The amplitude of pelvic tilt did not change at different speed levels between sexes.
– The range of pelvic obliquity increased in females at a medium speed level, and the pelvic rotation range increased during running, according to speed and sex.
– The increase in rotation, in addition to pelvic morphology in women, constitutes the main biomechanical difference between sexes in controlling alignment between the hip and the knee.
Full article here