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The Impact of Technology on Sport II

1st Edition

Edited by Franz Konstantin Fuss, Aleksandar Subic, Sadayuki Ujihashi

CRC Press

940 pages

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pub: 2007-10-11
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Sport technology has to be seen from the holistic, as well as inter- and transdisciplinary point of view. Product development requires close collaboration between engineers, athletes, sports scientists, and business managers. It requires an in-depth understanding of engineering disciplines, life and sport sciences, as well as economics. The Impact of Technology on Sport II has in its core precisely this philosophy and approach. It aims to provide a deeper insight into the current status of sports technology and to present recent developments in this area from the perspective of different disciplines, industrial practice, academia and athletes.

This book brings together work from researchers around the world and, in particular from the Asia-Pacific region. Most sport technologies are covered, including equipment and materials in various ball sports (golf, cricket, baseball, soccer, tennis, etc.), water sports, athletics, winter sports, mountaineering, motor sports and martial arts. The different technological areas extend to design; dynamics, vibrations and control; aerodynamics; instrumentation and measurements; modelling, simulation and optimisation; biomechanics and human performance; sports medicine; coaching and sports education.

Table of Contents

1 Sports Technology and Engineering

2 Life Cycle, Environmental Engineering and Eco-Design

3 Sports Medicine, Exercising and Clinical Biomechanics

4 General Motion Analysis

5 Apparel and Sport Surfaces

6 Gait, Running and Shoes

7 Ball Sport – Golf

8 Ball Sport – Cricket

9 Ball Sport – Baseball

10 Ball Sport – Soccer

11 Ball Sport – Tennis and Badminton

12 Ball Sport – Basketball, Bowling, and Hockey

13 Aquatics – Boating and Fishing

14 Aquatics – Swimming

15 Athletics and Jumping

16 Climbing and Mountaineering

17 Martial Arts and Archery

18 Motor Sport and Cycling

19 Disability Sport

20 Winter Sports

21 Youth Sports

22 Coaching Technology and Sport Education

About the Editors

Dr. Franz Konstantin Fuss is Professor at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and leader of the Sports Engineering Research Team at NTU.

Dr. Aleksandar Subic is Professor at RMIT University, Australia. He is Chairman of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA), Head of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, and leader of the Sports Design Research Group at RMIT University.

Dr. Sadajuki Ujihashi is Professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan. He established the Japan Sports Engineering Association in 1991 and has run the annual Sports Engineering Symposium for over 10 years.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety