WPI Engineers Invent New-concept Shoes to Reduce Injuries

Worcester, MA A team of student engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has developed technologies for new sports shoe soles designed to reduce incidences of non-contact knee and ankle injuries. This is in response to a large number of ankle and knee injuries—notably to the knee’s anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). No athletic shoes on the…

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Publications

Technical Papers Mitigating knee and ankle injuries with tunable, non-linear spring systems in shoe soles – Christopher Brown (Coming Soon) WPI Alumni Slide Show – Christopher Brown, Colin McNamara, Katherine Rosivach (NEW) Engineering Sports Safety With Axiomatic Design – Christopher Brown (NEW)

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