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.

Dr. Max Paquette
2016-2017 | On-going

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.

Dr. Matt Evans
Spring 2015, 2016, 2017

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 APTA Combined Sections Meeting in February 2017.
Abstract | Press Release

Dr. Rich Willy
2016-2017 | Completed

The study aims to associate running habits collected with a wearable device (the MilestonePod) and monitor any subsequent injury from typical training.
Note: Dr. Willy has since joined the faculty at the University of Montana.

Dr. Christian Barton
Summer 2017 | On-going

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.

Dr. Ross Miller
2016-2017 | On-going

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 50 runners at three speeds and two different pairs of shoes (300 total conditions). Results were presented at the American Society of Biomechanics Annual Meeting in August 2017.
ASB Abstract 2017

LTC Don Goss, PT, PhD, OCS, ATC
Fall 2017 | On-going

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.

Michael Baggaley
PhD Candidate
Spring 2017 | On-going

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

Dr. Allison Gruber
Fall 2017 | On-going

The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of prolonged running training on running gait biomechanics. The MilestonePod will be used to monitor training load.