Mechanical Power in Endurance Running: A Scoping Review on Sensors for Power Output Estimation during Running
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AuthorJaén Carrillo, Diego; Roche Seruendo, Luis E.; Cartón Llorente, Antonio; Ramírez Campillo, Rodrigo; García Pinillos, Felipe
BiomechanicsEndurance runnersLong-distance athletesWearable devices
Jaén-Carrillo, D., Roche-Seruendo, L. E., Cartón-Llorente, A., Ramírez-Campillo, R., & García-Pinillos, F. (2020). Mechanical Power in Endurance Running: A Scoping Review on Sensors for Power Output Estimation during Running. Sensors, 20(22), 6482. [doi:10.3390/s20226482]
Mechanical power may act as a key indicator for physiological and mechanical changes during running. In this scoping review, we examine the current evidences about the use of power output (PW) during endurance running and the di erent commercially available wearable sensors to assess PW. The Boolean phrases endurance OR submaximal NOT sprint AND running OR runner AND power OR power meter, were searched in PubMed, MEDLINE, and SCOPUS. Nineteen studies were finally selected for analysis. The current evidence about critical power and both power-time and power-duration relationships in running allow to provide coaches and practitioners a new promising setting for PW quantification with the use of wearable sensors. Some studies have assessed the validity and reliability of di erent available wearables for both kinematics parameters and PW when running but running power meters need further research before a definitive conclusion regarding its validity and reliability.