Hometown: Accra, Greater Accra Region, Ghana
Graduation date: Spring 2020
FURI | Fall 2019
Investigation of Sex Differences in 2-Dimensional Ankle Stiffness During Upright Standing
Studies have shown a huge gender gap in ankle stability and increased incidence of ankle injury in females as compared to males, however, there is little information regarding the neuromuscular basis for this. As such, this research investigates the underlying sex differences in ankle stiffness in sagittal and frontal planes during standing, using a multi-axial robotic platform. Ankle stiffness at different levels of muscle activation and center of pressure were compared between six subjects; 3 females and 3 males. Results show a significant difference in ankle stiffness between both genders, with females having relatively lower ankle stiffness than men for both planes.
Mentor: Hyunglae Lee