Sensorgestütztes Tool zur Performanceanalyse im Profiskisport (SATSKI)
Development of a GPS-based tool to support trainers of ski teams in analyzing and optimizing runs of their athletes.
During the last few years, alpine ski racing has evolved into a high performance sport with extremely small time differences
between the racers, where sometimes just one hundredth of a second decides over winning or losing.
Preliminary to a contest, it is extremely important to analyse the test runs of the athletes under consideration
of the slope and the material, and finally to optimise it. A major analyse method therefore is the determination of
the line of a ski racer, and also velocities and accelerations along the trajectory. At the moment, the Austrian Ski
Federation just uses simple time measurements and videotapings to analyse the trajectory. Based on these methods only
parts of the wanted parameters can be detected with just low accuracy. At present, adequate measurement instruments
for determining those parameters with satisfying accuracy are missing. In the future, modern technologies based on
satellite positioning and navigation can change this.
As final product, an analysis tool should be developed that gives the Austrian Ski Federation the possibility to
increase the performance of its racers, but also to study the physical toughness of the human body, and take counteractive
measures if necessary.
TeleConsult Austria, Austria (lead)
University of Innsbruck, Institute of Sports Sciences
Austrian Ski Federation (ÖSV)
Joanneum Research (sub-contractor)
Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
Successfully completed in 2006