Thursday, 20 February 2014

Sensors Show Figure Skaters Absorb 8x Their Own Body Weight After Jumps

Sensors Show Figure Skaters Absorb 8x Their Own Body Weight After Jumps
Feb 20th 2014, 15:20, by Andrew Liszewski

Sensors Show Figure Skaters Absorb 8x Their Own Body Weight After Jumps

The endless impossibly early mornings heading to the rink for practice aren't the only things taking a toll on figure skaters. Researchers at Brigham Young University recently designed and built an unobtrusive skate sensor that can measure the impact when a figure skater lands a jump—and it turns out they're absorbing forces up to eight times their own body weight.
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