Reliability of Trail Walking and Running Tasks Using the Stryd Power Meter
International Journal of Sports Medicine
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Footpod monitors are wearable devices attaching to the shoe with the ability to sense oscillations in leg movement; however, few studies provide reliability. The purpose was to provide reliability data for outdoor tasks as measured by the Stryd Power Meter, which is a footpod monitor. Young healthy individuals (N=20, male n=12, female n=8) completed two 5-min self-paced walks along a trail, and two 5-min trail runs. Reliability of the tasks was determined using Coefficient of Variation (CV), Intraclass Correlation (ICC), and 95% confidence intervals (CI). Measures during trail running that returned a CV less than 10%, met the ICC threshold of 0.70, and displayed good to excellent 95% CI included pace, average elapsed power, average elapsed form power, average elapsed leg spring, and vertical oscillation. The only variable during walking to meet these criteria was maximal power (CV=4.02%, ICC=0.968, CI=0.902, 0.989). Running tasks completed on a trail generally return more consistent measures for variables that can be obtained from the Stryd footpod device than walking tasks.
Wearable technology; Footpod device; Intraclass correlation; Outdoor environment
Navalta, J. W.,
Bodell, N. G.,
Aguilar, C. D.,
Manning, J. W.,
Reliability of Trail Walking and Running Tasks Using the Stryd Power Meter.
International Journal of Sports Medicine, 40(8),