Innovation.- Synopsis of Current Developments: Innovation.- Custom-Fit: Quality of Life of European Sporting Public through Custom-Fit Products.- VeloVent - An Inner City Traffic System for Active People.- Approach of a Model for the Interaction Between Athlete, Sports Equipment and Environment.- Strategy Deployment of High-Technology Companies Entering the Consumer Sports Electronic Market.- From Innovation to Firm Formation: Contributions by Sports Enthusiasts to the Windsurfing, Snowboarding & Skateboarding Industries.- Some Problems of Pareto-Optimisation in Sports Engineering.- Life Cycle Assessment and Evaluation of Environmental Impact of Sports Equipment.- Sports Engineering and Sustainability.- Design.- Synopsis of Current Developments: Design.- The Use of System Analysis and Design Methodology in the Development of a Novel Cricket Bowling System.- Degradation of Tennis Balls and their Recovery.- Development of a Highly Adjustable Cushioned Treadmill.- A New Piece of Equipment for Skiing and Fitness - A Comparison with Existing Models.- A Fresh Approach to Sports Equipment Design: Evolving Hockey Sticks Using Genetic Algorithms.- Development of a New Nordic Walking Equipment and a New Sporting Technique.- Materials.- Synopsis of Current Developments: Materials.- Recent Advances in Understanding the Behavior of Shockpads for Outdoor Synthetic Sports Pitches.- The Effect of Pressure on Friction of Steel and Ice and Implementation to Bobsleigh Runners.- Prediction of the Flexural Modulus of Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics for use as Kayak Paddle Blades.- Sandvik Nanoflex® - Designed for Ultimate Performance.- Manufacturing of Bobsled Runners.- Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics - Trendsetting Material for High Performance Racing Bike Chassis.- Development of Equipment to Compare Novel Ice Skate Blade Materials.- Safety.- Synopsis of Current Developments: Safety.- Safe Use and Redesign of Hydrostatic Weighing Equipment.- Effects of the Mechanical Properties of the Shell and Liner on the Shock Absorption of Helmets.- Simulation of Puck Flight to Improve Safety in Ice Hockey Arenas.- Dynamic Wrist Joint Protector for Sports Applications.- Do Helmets Reduce Fatalities or Merely Alter the Patterns of Death?.- Computer Applications in Sports.- Synopsis of Current Developments: Computer Application in Sports.- Development and Integration of a Novel Cricket Bowling System.- Creating the SMART system-A Database for Sports Movement.- Computer Application in Sports.- Ubiquitous Fitness Support Starts in Everyday's Context.- Application of Different Computerized Methods for Modelling the Training-Performance Relationship.- Computer-Supported Training (CST) - Integrating Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Outdoor Training.- Potentials of Information Technologies for Innovation in Fitness Equipment - A Case Study.- Computer Support for Coaching and Scouting in Football.- The Effects of Multimedia Computer-Assisted Instruction on Middle School Students' Volleyball Performance.- Human Factors.- Synopsis of Current Developments: Human Factors.- Human Movement as a Culturally Shaped Act.- Understanding Human Perception of Field Hockey Stick Performance.- Strategies for Bank Shots and Direct Shots in Basketball.- Optimising Sweeping Techniques for Olympic Curlers.- An Initial Investigation of Human-Natural Turf Interaction in the Laboratory.- Analysis of Game Creativity Development by Means of Continuously Learning Neural Networks.- Influence of Sports Equipments on Human Arm.- Using Sport to Educate and Enthuse Young People About Engineering and the Physical Sciences.- Movement, Health and Quality of Life for Senior Citizens - Prerequisites, Approaches, Concepts.- Performance Sports.- Synopsis of Current Developments: Performance Sports.- The Application of Inertial Sensors in Elite Sports Monitoring.- Requirements and Solution Concepts for the Development of Sport-Specific Measuring Units in High Performance Sports.-
Innovation and design.- Computer Application in Sports.- Trends.- Culture, Sports, Technology.- Sustainability; Future Developments.- Materials.
This proceedings volume of the ISEA 2006 examines sports engineering, an interdisciplinary subject which encompasses and integrates not only sports science and engineering but also biomechanics, physiology and anatomy, and motion physics. This is the first title of its kind in the emerging field of sports technology.
First title of its kind in the emerging field of sports technology