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Biomechanics of extreme sports - a kite surfing scenario
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Biological and Environmental Systems (BLESS).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2513-3040
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), PRODEA: Centrum för produktframtagning inom hälsoteknik.
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), PRODEA: Centrum för produktframtagning inom hälsoteknik.
Department of Product- and Production Development, Division of Design Chalmers University of Technology.
2007 (English)In: NES2007 Abstracts / [ed] Cecilia Berlin & Lars-Ola Bligård, Nordic Ergonomics Society , 2007, s.169- p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Do extreme sports contribute to higher biomechanical stress compared to other sports? Kite surfing is one of the upcoming popular extreme sports,where very few have studied the mechanical forces that act on the body. There are several factors that contribute to mechanical stress. For preventing injuries, it is of high interest to investigate how these forces affect the body and how the equipment can be further developed to prepare the athletes for making the sport as safe as possible. This project will study injury prevalence, motion analysis and mapping of forces and pressure during kite surfing. The outcome will be a better understanding of biomechanics of kite surfing and a construction for testing and training as well as ergonomic design ideas for the equipment.

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Nordic Ergonomics Society , 2007. s.169- p.
Keyword [en]
kite surfing, biomechanics, injuries, muscle strength, motion analysis, biomechanics, sports science
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-1923Local ID: 2082/2318OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-1923DiVA: diva2:239141
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NES2007, 39th Annual Congress of the Nordic Ergonomics Society, oct 1-3, 2007, Lingatan Conference Centre, Bohuslän, Sweden
Available from: 2008-09-17 Created: 2008-09-17 Last updated: 2016-08-01Bibliographically approved

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