The Engineering of Sport 6: Volume 3: Developments for Innovation

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Eckehard Moritz, Steve Haake
Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 26, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 440 pages
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What you are holding in your hands is probably the best overview of activities in sports engineering available at the time of printing; i. e. the state ofthe art in summer 2006. It is the result of so many people's work to whom we are indebted that it is difficult to name them: there are the authors, the scientific advisory board, the scientific committee, the theme patrons, the publisher and printer, the advisors of whatever kind - and, here we have to make an exception, there is Ingo and Amanda. Nobody who has been part of the production of this book could have done without them, at the very least us: they handled issues you wouldn't even believe could tum up with efficiency and charm. Thanks, Ingo Valtingoier; thanks, Amanda Staley. In the accumulation of the contributions and the preparation of the proceedings we encountered one development that we were very happy about: the sports engineering community keeps growing - in the number or researchers and experts involved, but also in the breadth of disciplines and institutions contributing. This should definitely be interpreted as a positive development - even though in the evaluation of contributions this lead to a number of intricate discussions.
 

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Contents

Synopsis
3
Quality of Life of European Sporting Public through CustomFit Products
5
VeloVent An Inner City Traffic System for Active People
11
Approach of a Model for the Interaction Between Athlete Sports Equipment and Environment
17
Strategy Deployment of HighTechnology Companies Entering the Consumer Sports Electronic Market
23
Contributions by Sports Enthusiasts to the Windsurfing Snowboarding Skateboarding Industries
29
Some Problems of ParetoOptimisation in Sports Engineering
35
Life Cycle Assessment and Evaluation of Environmental Impact of Sports Equipment
41
The Effects of Multimedia ComputerAssisted Instruction on Middle School Students Volleyball Performance
221
Synopsis
228
Human Movement as a Culturally Shaped Act
231
Understanding Human Perception of Field Hockey Stick Performance
237
Strategies for Bank Shots and Direct Shots in Basketball
243
Optimising Sweeping Techniques for Olympic Curlers
249
An Initial Investigation of HumanNatural Turf Interaction in the Laboratory
255
Analysis of Game Creativity Development by Means of Continuously Learning Neural Networks
261

Sports Engineering and Sustainability
47
Synopsis
54
The Use of System Analysis and Design Methodology in the Development of a Novel Cricket Bowling System
57
Degradation of Tennis Balls and their Recovery
63
Development of a Highly Adjustable Cushioned Treadmill
69
A New Piece of Equipment for Skiing and Fitness A Comparison with Existing Models
75
Evolving Hockey Sticks Using Genetic Algorithms
81
Development of a New Nordic Walking Equipment and a New Sporting Technique
87
Synopsis
95
Recent Advances in Understanding the Behavior of Shockpads for Outdoor Synthetic Sports Pitches
97
The Effect of Pressure on Friction of Steel and Ice and Implementation to Bobsleigh Runners
103
Prediction of the Flexural Modulus of Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics for use as Kayak Paddle Blades
107
Sandvik Nanoflex Designed for Ultimate Performance
113
Manufacturing of Bobsled Runners
119
Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics Trendsetting Material for High Performance Racing Bike Chassis
123
Development of Equipment to Compare Novel Ice Skate Blade Materials
129
Synopsis
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Safe Use and Redesign of Hydrostatic Weighing Equipment
139
Effects of the Mechanical Properties of the Shell and Liner on the Shock Absorption of Helmets
145
Simulation of Puck Flight to Improve Safety in Ice Hockey Arenas
151
Dynamic Wrist Joint Protector for Sports Applications
157
Do Helmets Reduce Fatalities or Merely Alter the Patterns of Death?
163
Synopsis
169
Development and Integration of a Novel Cricket Bowling System
173
Creating the SMART system A Database for Sports Movement
179
Computer Application in Sports
185
Ubiquitous Fitness Support Starts in Everydays Context
191
Application of Different Computerized Methods for Modelling the TrainingPerformance Relationship
197
ComputerSupported Training CST Integrating Information and Communication Technologies ICT for Outdoor Training
203
Potentials of Information Technologies for Innovation in Fitness Equipment A Case Study
209
Computer Support for Coaching and Scouting in Football
215
Influence of Sports Equipments on Human Arm
267
Using Sport to Educate and Enthuse Young People About Engineering and the Physical Sciences
273
Movement Health and Quality of Life for Senior Citizens Prerequisites Approaches Concepts
279
Synopsis
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The Application of Inertial Sensors in Elite Sports Monitoring
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for the Development of SportSpecific Measuring Units in High Performance Sports
295
Analysis of Fulcrum Skate Performance
301
A Device to Monitor Dynamics of the Klap Mechanism in Speed Skating
307
Synopsis
315
Optimum Design and Validation of a Graphite Golf Shaft Based on Dynamics of Swing
317
Modelling Vibration Frequency and Stiffness Variations in Welded TiBased Alloy Golf Driver Heads
323
Optimal Adjustment of CompositeMaterial Club Shaft Characteristics
329
Factors Determining Backspin from Golf Wedges
335
Player Fitting of Golf Equipment Using a Calibration Club
341
Evaluation of Long and Short Shafts of Golf Club by Real Swing
347
Iron Golf Club Striking Characteristics for Male Elite Golfers
353
A Golf Swing Robot Emulating Golfers Considering Dynamic Interactions Between Arms and Clubs
359
Synopsis
366
Influence of a New Backpack Design on Kinematics and Dynamics of Walking
369
Study of the Loss of Thermal Properties of Mountain Boots in an Expedition to Mount Everest
375
The Role of Engineering in Fatigue Reduction
381
Synopsis
389
Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Technology for Sports Recovery
391
A New Protocol for Testing the Tensile Strength of Rugby Garments A Preliminary Study
397
Modelling Traction of Studded Footwear on Sports Surfaces using Neural Networks
403
The use of Stereoscopy and HighSpeed Video for the Measurement of QuasiStatic and Dynamic Shoe Loading Scenarios
409
Benchmarking Stiffness of Current Sprint Spikes and Concept Selective Laser Sintered Nylon Outsoles
415
Relationship Between Shoe Dimensions Ground Reaction Forces and Perception of Stability During Locomotion
421
Mechanical Properties of Orthopaedic Insoles under Cyclic Loads and Correlation with Daily Use
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Subject Index
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