Sustainable Support for Sports and Health through Technology

Welcome to the Professorship of Sport Equipment and Sport Materials

Anja Huber in the virtual wind tunnel
EMG measurements and handling observation while climbing with a ‘kids-friendly’ carabiner
CAD for sport scientists

Fields of research: 

The central tasks of the Professorship of Sport Equipment and Materials are: the idea generation, new developing, optimizing existing systems, tests and examinations on the basis of scientific methodology in terms of functionality, safety, ergonomics and biomechanics. To achieve these challenges, the mission of the professorship is to use the competences at the Technical University of Munich and take appropriate collaborations with other chairs, disciplines or central institutions of the TUM.

 

Superior research goals: 

  • Less effort and more fun through technical support
  • More safety with improved protection gear.
  • Towards better performance with optimized sport equipment.
  • Understand the interaction between athlete, equipment and environment.

 

Philosophy of the professorship:

Understanding -> Development -> Optimization -> Evaluation -> Communication