What artificial intelligence says about running form

January 13, 2020

The act of running, it turns out, is surprisingly complicated. The bob of your head, the rotation of your hips, the angle of your foot—all these factors and many others can vary in endless ways. However, a new study from researchers at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland and the University of Calgary in Canada ran the data from 3D gait analysis of a bunch of runners, some injured and some healthy, through a form of artificial intelligence called unsupervised machine learning, to see if it could group the runners into categories based on their strides, and whether those categories would reflect the types of injuries the runners were subject to. Read the results on Outside.