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Optimized custom-made ski sledges
Date:2/6/2013

The athlete speeds along the cross-country ski run. Things are looking good for him. Up until now he has been in line for a new personal best time. However, whether or not he finishes first is often decided by just a few seconds. With such tight timings everything must be right, including the conditions on the cross-country ski run, the condition of the athlete on the day and the optimally adapted custom-fit skis. In contrast to Olympic skiing stars who are wooed by sponsors, up until now this has not been a matter of course for elite athletes with disabilities. The development of sports equipment especially adapted to the requirements of physically challenged competitive athletes is still in its infancy. This is partly due to the relative lack of interest on the part of sponsors and partly because many paralympic disciplines are still fairy new.

However, this is to change, at the latest in time for the Winter Paralympics 2014 in Sochi. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM are working with research and industry partners to create optimized skis sledges for handicapped cross-country and biathlon skiers. "Our aim is to construct optimized ski sledges for all competitors based on bio-mechanical relationships", says Prof. Matthias Scherge, head of the tribology business area at IWM and coordinator of the project consortium. The challenge in relation to this is that the degree and nature of the physical disability is different for each athlete and the athlete can only optimally utilize his strength in a very specific seated position. "For this reason, every athlete essentially requires a unique solution", explains Scherge.

Detailed design through three-dimensional scanning

The athlete's customized seat shape is determined in a simulation model. For this the athlete sits in a cross-country ski sledge and supports himself with ski poles. Partners from the Institute of Sport and Sport Science at the Un
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Contact: Matthias Scherge
matthias.scherge@iwm.fraunhofer.de
49-721-464-0750
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft
Source:Eurekalert  

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