EQUIPMENT DESIGN AND TESTING

  • H. Gros
Keywords: equipment design, landing mats, methodology

Abstract

The paper attempts to summarise goals of equipment design. The interdependencies are described. The development of landing mats for gymnastics serves as example for a typical evolutionary process. Different methods and approaches used to tackle complex problems are discussed for a fictitious example. Potential modifications of vaulting poles and their effect on technique and performance are considered.