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Proceedings 2018, 2(6), 311; doi:10.3390/proceedings2060311

Analysis of Landing in Ski Jumping by Means of Inertial Sensors and Force Insoles

Department of Biomechanics in Sports, Technical University of Munich, Munich 80992, Germany
Presented at the 12th Conference of the International Sports Engineering Association, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 26–28 March 2018.
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Published: 14 February 2018
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Abstract

Landing 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.
Keywords: safety; injury prevention; inertial sensors; force insoles; biomechanics; telemark landing; performance feedback safety; injury prevention; inertial sensors; force insoles; biomechanics; telemark landing; performance feedback
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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.

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