Research focus at the Chair of Sport and Technology

In recent years, the use of technology in sport has become increasingly important both nationally and internationally. In this context, the goals in the application of modern technologies in sports science take on a broad spectrum. Our main concern at the Chair of Sport and Technology is to perceive the latest findings and technologies from the engineering sciences and computer science and to apply them competently in sports science. This should help in gaining knowledge and ultimately in the development of new or improved devices and methods. In particular, we deal with topics such as:

  • Use of virtual reality for sports science and practical sports issues
  • Indoor and outdoor movement analysis for competitive sports
  • Gait analysis for patients
  • Evaluation of diagnostic equipment
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The versatile analytical laboratory

The sports diagnostics, gait analysis and virtual reality laboratory was continuously supplemented by prophysics AG with various measuring instruments and software. Today our equipment consists of a total of 22 infrared and 2 video cameras from Vicon. In addition, we have 4 IMUs from Vicon and a Cometa and Myon EMG system. The corresponding ground reaction forces caused during walking are measured with 3 AMTI force plates and later used to calculate the joint load.

The data recording of the measuring instruments is sports diagnostics and gait analysis with the Vicon Nexus and Tracker programmes. For virtual reality applications, the Vicon Shogun software supports us.

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