«Die Bösen» («th wicked») – that’s what the most successful Swiss wrestlers are called – are the strongest too! This popular and traditional Swiss wrestling match is fought on a sawdust ring. In order to document the enormous physical strain to which the athletes are exposed in combat, #prophysics AG set up a 14 camera #Vicon Motion Capture System and carried out a biomechanical motion analysis with force measurement for Swiss television. The interesting results were shown on the Swiss science TV magazine «Einstein» in SRF1. (Swiss German, subtitles available in German):

  • System setup from min. 8:55 – 10:05
  • Measurements and results from min. 14:20 – 21:45
  • In the remaining article historical facts and manufacturing of the special wrestling trousers.
By Cornelia Hasler