The MilestonePod is an ideal data collection tool for academics, researchers and biomechanists. It is often chosen after internal validation because of the following:

  • Accuracy
  • Low cost
  • Breadth of data
  • Simple interface

Here is a sampling of some of the running studies happening now and confirmed for next year. For more information, please email our Director of Research, Dr. Stephen Suydam.

Michael Baggaley | PhD Student

This study will be evaluating the effect of step rate manipulation on lower extremity bone strain during load carriage running.

Spring 2017

Dr. Don Goss

This study will be evaluating the relation of injury to running volume and intensity. Soldiers will complete six weeks of training. Before and after medical screenings will be compared to Pod data.

Fall 2017

Dr. Ross Miller

This study is a Maryland Industrial Partnerships Grant. The research is to validate the MilestonePod against above ground force plates on a 50m track.  Subjects include fifty runners at three speeds and two different pairs of shoes (300 total conditions). Results have been accepted by the American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting, to be held August 2017.

Spring 2016

Dr. Rich Willy

The study aims to associate running habits collected with a wearable device (the MilestonePod) and monitor any subsequent injury from typical training.

January 2017

Dr. Christian Barton

This study will explore potential benefits (health, fitness and well-being) and harms (injury) among beginner runners completing The Couch to 5k™ training program in Australia. The secondary aim is to determine possible factors associated with benefits and harm.

Spring 2017

Dr. Matt Evans

Research studying the effects of training for a race (marathon and half-marathon) over a 16-week class and the association of running mechanics to injury. Results were presented at CSM, held February 2017. See also Abstract and Press Release.

Spring 2015, 2016, 2017

Dr. Max Paquette

The study is looking at training load for distance runners by measuring mechanics before and three weeks after a normal or increased load training protocol. The MilestonePod monitors all runs, form and load between the pre and post lab visits.

Fall 2016