Steinbeis Research Center Technologies, Performance Assessment and Health Management in Sports


  • Sports equipment engineering: Development, improvement, testing and evaluation of sports equipment and gear
  • Performance assessment for specific sports and exercises: Performance testing for professional, recreational, health and rehabilitation sports
  • Measurement technology: Hardware and software development, consulting
  • Sports IT: Simulation, modeling, software development (databases), measuring and control systems, image processing
  • Methods, equipment: 3D motion analysis with infrared cameras (Vicon), 3D inertial motion capture/analysis (Moven suit), electromyography, spiro-ergometrics, electrocardiogram, heart rate variability, dynamometer plates, load sensor, accelerometer, high-speed video, photoelectric sensors, treadmill

Key Areas

  • Sports equipment development
  • Performance assessment in training and competitions, for prevention and rehabilitation
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Method development
  • Product testing
  • Consulting and further education

Project Examples

  • Adoption and application of intermittent hypoxia for the elderly
    Development of a WHP program for German forestry workers (“Forest Moves” initiative)
  • Design of a semi-release snowboard attachment and testing in the lab and in the field
  • Improvement and manufacturing of the central piece of a bow, made from a magnesium alloy
  • Nano technology developments for the enhancement of surface and boundary layer characteristics in sports equipment
  • Feasibility study for the use of VR technologies in high-performance sports
  • Frequency behavior of surface EMG signals, performance assessment tests, model construction and modification
  • Training effectiveness analyses and process-supporting performance assessment in Olympic archery
  • Software development for archery testing to record the movements of the bow and the course of the extension length
  • Modeling of competition performance (swimming) via neural networks


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