Volume 7, Issue 6 (June 2010)

    Analyzing the Riding Behavior of Recreational Skiers and Snowboarders

    (Received 27 October 2009; accepted 12 May 2010)

    Published Online: 2010

    CODEN: JAIOAD

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    Abstract

    Video recordings of a ski slope were used in combination with a video-based tracking software to analyze the riding behavior of skiers and snowboarders. It was shown that the methodology is a powerful tool to measure biomechanical parameters such as the speed and curve radii of individual skiers and snowboarders. A total of 6821 observations was recorded and evaluated. Average riding speeds ranged from 16 to 32 km/h (on the different parts of the slope that were analyzed) with maximum speeds of up to 113 km/h. Average curve radii between 6.2 and 9.3 m were measured.


    Author Information:

    Schmitt, Kai-Uwe
    Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Univ. and ETH Zurich, Zurich,

    AGU Zürich, Zurich,

    Niemetz, Peter
    Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Univ. and ETH Zurich, Zurich,

    Muser, Markus
    AGU Zürich, Zurich,


    Stock #: JAI102814

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI102814

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    Title Analyzing the Riding Behavior of Recreational Skiers and Snowboarders
    Symposium 17th Symposium on Skiing Trauma and Safety, 2009-05-02
    Committee F27