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Keynote lecture by Dr. Madhusudan Pal, Director - CoE, FDDI at Brainware University, Kolkata

During the International Conference at Brainware University, Kolkata, Dr. Madhusudan Pal, Scientist -G & Director, CoE, FDDI delivered keynote lecture on the topic ‘Impact of Footwear on Biomechanical Responses’. The conference was held from 7th to 9th December 2023.

Brainware University Kolkata, a part of a 35-year-old leading education group, Brainware of West Bengal, started with the aim of contributing to nation-building through research, innovation and quality education.


Addressing the audience, Mr. Pal said, “Footwear plays a pivotal role in influencing biomechanical responses during human locomotion affecting various physiological parameters and musculoskeletal structures. This study synthesizes existing research to elucidate the intricate interplay between footwear design, biomechanics, and human gait pattern. The biomechanical effects of different footwear are multifaceted and encompass a spectrum of factors that mitigate biomechanical anomalies during gait patterns and body alignment”.

“However, the relationship between footwear and biomechanics is multifaceted, with potential trade-offs between comfort, performance, and injury prevention. A thorough understanding of how different footwear attributes impact gait mechanics, joint kinetics, and muscle activation pattern is crucial for both optimizing individuals’ performance and preventing lower limb injuries. This study underscores the importance of balanced approach to footwear design that considers both protection and natural movement, thereby enhancing overall biomechanical, musculoskeletal health and performance,” he said.