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Cycling presentations

Much of Dr. Childers' prior research focused on how to adapt the bicycle to people with amputation. He also worked extensively with intact cyclists, cycled in across Europe, America and New Zealand, and competed on Georgia Tech's collegiate cycling team in cross-country mountain biking and track cycling. This page highlights that work and includes many hard to find abstracts and previously unpublished material. Click on the title to download the .pdf file.

Presentation on basic training and bicycle adaptation for cycling with an amputation

This presentation was intended for prosthetists but the information is equally valuable for people with amputation learning how to ride a bicycle. Much of this information is available as a summary article;

Childers W.L., Kistenberg R., Gregor R.J. (2009) Biomechanics of cyclists with transtibial amputation: Recommendations for prosthetic design and direction for future research. Prosthetics and Orthotics International. 33(3) 256-271.

A computer model to understand how to improve pursuit performance

The presentation includes many notes as to how the work was accomplished. A video of the presentation is accessible here.

Presentation on whether Parathletes with a transtibial amputation have a net advantage in the pursuit

This work used the model presented above and is currently in review for publication.

Biomechanics of cycling for bike geeks

This presentation discusses how biomechanics is applied to improve sport performance. The 1996 US Olympic Superbike program is used as the example.

Overview of cycling biomechanics presentation given at ASU

An updated version of the presentation above and introduces the biomechanics and motor control lab.

Hard to find abstracts

Childers W.L., Gregor R.J. (2012) Control of the residuum in the prosthesis explains locomotor difference between individuals with and without amputation. Proceeds of the AAOP 38th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, Atlanta, GA, USA, March 23th, 2012.

Childers W.L., Gregor R.J. (2012) The relationship between symmetry in joint kinematics and asymmetry in joint kinetics. Proceeds of the AAOP 38th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, Atlanta, GA, USA, March 23th, 2012.

Childers W.L., Gregor R.J. (2012) Effectiveness of force production in persons with unilateral transtibial amputation during cycling. Proceeds of the AAOP 38th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, Atlanta, GA, USA, March 23th, 2012.

Childers W.L., Perell-Gerson, K.L., Gregor R.J. (2011) Method to Measure Motion Between the Residual Limb and the Prosthetic Socket. Proceeds of the AAOP 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, Orlando, FL, USA, March 18th, 2011.

Childers W.L., Kistenberg R., Gregor R.J. (2011) Motor Control of Persons with Amputation. Proceeds of the AAOP 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, Orlando, FL, USA, March 18th, 2011.

Childers W.L., Perell-Gerson K.L., Kistenberg R., Gregor R.J. (2009) Pedaling forces normalized to body weight in intact and uni-lateral transtibial amputees during cycling. Unpublished Extended version.

Childers W.L., Kistenberg R., Gregor R.J. (2009) Pedaling Asymmetry in Cyclists with Uni-lateral Transtibial Amputation and the effect of Prosthetic Foot Stiffness. Proceeds of the AAOP 35th Annual Meeting and Scientific Symposium, Atlanta, GA, USA, March 4th – 7th, 2009.

Childers W. L., Gregor R. J. (2008) Effect of seat tube angle on muscle activation during cycling; A pilot study. 2nd Annual Serotta Cycling Symposium Proceedings, Boulder, CO.

Childers W. L., Gregor R. J. (2008) Effect of cleat placement on muscle activation during cycling; A pilot study. 2nd Annual Serotta Cycling Symposium Proceedings, Boulder, CO.


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Contact Information

Lee Childers PhD CP
John L. Buskey Health Sciences Building
RM 301C (office)
RM 310 (lab)
lchilders@alasu.edu
(334)  229-8808
 

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