APPLIED BIOMECHANICS IN ALPINE SKIING-PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE ISSUES

  • Hermann Schwameder
  • Erich Müller
  • Christian Schiefermüller
  • Josef Kröll
Keywords: alpine skiing, ski equipment, modelling, loading

Abstract

Biomechanics in alpine skiing has always been studied from an applied point of view. Among others biomechanical studies in alpine skiing can be categorised into the groups (1) biomechanical description and functional aspects of alpine skiing, (2) biomechanical analysis and determination of parameters related to pertormance in alpine skiing, (3) biomechanical testing, training and imitation exercises, (4) development, optimisation and tuning of the equipment, (5) modelling and simulation and (6) loading on the musculo-skeletal system and injuries in alpine skiing. This paper provides a literature review on biomechanics in alpine skiing with respect to these categories
Published
2008-03-25