Routledge Handbook of Sports Technology and Engineering

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Routledge Handbook of Sports Technology and Engineering

Format:  Hardcover,

499 pages

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publish Date: Dec 2013

ISBN-13: 9780415580458

ISBN-10: 0415580455

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Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publish Date: Dec 2013
ISBN-13: 9780415580458
ISBN-10: 0415580455
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 499
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.4
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.25 x 9.75 x 1.5

Chapter outline

Introduction to Sports Technology
Sports Industry, Business, Research and Development
Trends in Design and Manufacture of Sports Products
Sports Equipment Technology and Engineering
Sport Balls
Racquets, Bats and Clubs
Winter Sports and Mountaineering
Athletic Footwear and Apparel
Protective Equipment
Water and Aeronautic Sports
Bicycles - Racing Bikes and Mountain Bikes
Sports Surfaces
Athletics Equipment and Archery
Equipment for Disability Sports
Exercise Equipment
Instrumentation and Measurement in Sports
Measurements in Sports
Instrumented Sports Equipment
Instrumentation of Athletes
Instrumentation of Facilities
Sports Facilities
Design of Sports Facilities
Sustainable Design
Appendix: Resources

Book description

From carbon fibre racing bikes to 'sharkskin' swimsuits, the application of cutting-edge design, technology and engineering has proved to be a vital ingredient in enhanced sports performance. This is the first book to offer a comprehensive survey of contemporary sports technology and engineering, providing a complete overview of academic, professional and industrial knowledge and technique.

The book is divided into eight sections covering the following topics :

  • Sustainable Sports Engineering
  • Instrumentation Technology
  • Summer Mobility Sports
  • Winter Mobility Sports
  • Apparel and Protection Equipment
  • Sports Implements (racquets, clubs, bats, sticks)
  • Sports Balls
  • Sports Surfaces and Facilities

Written by an international team of leading experts from industry, academia and commercial research institutes, the emphasis throughout the book is on innovation, the relationship between business and science, and the improvement of sports performance. This is an essential reference for anybody working in sports technology, sports product design, sports engineering, biomechanics, ergonomics, sports business or applied sport science.

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