In Vail, celebrate National Biomechanics Day like few others can
Steadman Philippon Research Institute’s Biomotion Lab scientists to host open house
VAIL — Few towns can celebrate National Biomechanics Day like we can.
You can learn all about what the scientists at the local institute have been up to by visiting their open house in celebration of National Biomechanics Day on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., but we’ll also give you a sneak preview.
Involves humans, not robots
While they’re located on the floor, force plates are the cornerstone
The data gleaned from the advancements in force plate technology has led to a wealth of knowledge in the field of biomechanics.
But force plates have their limits, and that’s where the researchers
As it happens, the advancements in mobile foot sensor technology
This, coupled with a shin sensor and a pair of shorts which can
In getting people in the lab to look at their findings, Dahl said she hopes to celebrate the fact that the research is thanks in part to a helpful community of volunteers here in Vail.
Wednesday’s open house will be the second in what researchers are
Last year, visitors “were seeing our fliers looking for volunteers,
This year, “we only have one study that we’re actively
Equipment mods vs. injury risk
Using those community volunteers, coupled with the new mobile sensors, the research institute’s field studies will be of particular interest to boot fitters and equipment
“We think small changes in how someone balances could be related to injury risk,” Wilson said. “We’re trying to figure out if
Paul Cuthbertson set out by himself around 3 p.m. Friday from the trailhead that leads up to the Polar Star Inn, according to his father, Mike, but never made it to the popular backcountry hut as a late-spring snowstorm moved in.