Ankles are one of the most complex parts of the human body. The ankle consists of bones, muscles, and joints that all work together to carry the weight of the human body, meaning the ankle also faces the most pressure and injuries. The main goal of this class project and what we are trying to determine is whether or not weight is a factor that effects the amount of force that the ankle takes on when jumping. The angles of the ankles are also being monitored due to the fact that weight could also have a correlation with them. We predict that an increased amount of weight will correlate with an increased amount of force on the ankles, but smaller angles. This information could tell us whether or not someone is more prone to ankle injuries.
Fadely, Layne; Riccoboni, Isabella; and Willis, Stephanie, "The Effect of Weight on the Amount of Force on Ankle Joints During a Vertical Jump" (2021). Fall Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry. 147.