Analysis of Landing in Ski Jumping by Means of Inertial Sensors and Force Insoles†
AbstractLanding and its preparation are important phases for performance and safety of ski jumpers. A correct ski positioning could influence the jump length as also the cushioning effect of the aerodynamic forces that permits the reduction of landing impacts. Consequently, the detection of ski angles during landing preparation could allow for analyzing landing techniques that result in reduced impact forces for the athletes. In this study, two athletes performed with force insoles and inertial sensors positioned on the ski during training conditions on the ski jumping hill. The results confirmed previous studies, showing that impact forces can reach more than four times body weight. In the analyzed cases, the force distribution resulted to be more concentrated on the forefoot and the main movement influencing the impact was the pitch. The combination of inertial sensors, in particular gyroscopes, plus force insoles demonstrated to be an interesting set up for ski jumping movement analysis.
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Bessone, V.; Petrat, J.; Seiberl, W.; Schwirtz, A. Analysis of Landing in Ski Jumping by Means of Inertial Sensors and Force Insoles. Proceedings 2018, 2, 311.
Bessone V, Petrat J, Seiberl W, Schwirtz A. Analysis of Landing in Ski Jumping by Means of Inertial Sensors and Force Insoles. Proceedings. 2018; 2(6):311.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bessone, Veronica; Petrat, Johannes; Seiberl, Wolfgang; Schwirtz, Ansgar. 2018. "Analysis of Landing in Ski Jumping by Means of Inertial Sensors and Force Insoles." Proceedings 2, no. 6: 311.