Players Comfort and Turf: Skin Friction, New Testing Method and Comparative Results of Material

Start Date
09/19/2018
End Date
09/21/2018
Description
Athletes report more skin abrasion with synthetic turf than natural turf. This demands new technology and testing methods to improve and someday eliminate this situation. This presentation will define skin abrasion and what our industry has done and in the process of doing to set a higher standard for the athletes.
Location
Boulder, CO
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Campus Planning & Design
Parks & Recreation
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
• Latest improvements in the synthetic turf industry to address athlete's comfort and skin friction
• Defining skin friction and it's causes
• Informing of the situation in the industry by statistics, sports, etc.
• Discussing the need to test for skin friction and methods for product development and related challenges and explaining the case of Securisport through principle, data, and limits of measure
Instructors
Thierry Levy, MBA - Managing Director of LaboSport USA and Pascal Haxaire, Engineer in Measurement Sciences and Techniques, Master in Management of Innovatioin and Computer Sciences, Member of ESTO and Chairman of ESTO Infill Working Group - R&D and Innov
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Course Codes
LACESBrock02
Provider
Brock International


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