New Research and Test Methods for Athlete to Artificial Turf Surface Interface
Colorado State University Clinical Biomechanics Lab has been conducting research on athlete traction with the athletic field surface. This presentation will explain the process of this research and provide the results along with demonstration of new testing equipment used.
Campus Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
• Information of a new biomechanics lab that has been constructed at Colorado State University to conduct research into the effects of shoe and surface on athlete performance and injury risk
• Explaining the research by showing athletes performing jumping, landing, and cutting movements on resilient and non-resilient infill
• Discussing ground reaction force and joint loading differences on these two surfaces
• Demonstrating advancements in linear and torsional traction testing equipment and the research into the effects of use on crumb rubber infill particle size and impact loading properties
Raoul F. Reiser II, PHD, CSCS FACSM - Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Biomechanics Laboratory, Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University
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