Auxetic materials in sports applications

Many sports participants, particularly engineers, are already well aware of the limitations of their protective equipment. Un-representative certifications and standards can lead to a dangerous mismatch between user expectations and equipment function. Deficiencies in protective equipment can contribute to life changing injuries of professional, celebrity and recreational sports people. The challenge is huge; protect users […]

Sports engineering 20 years old! What’s next?

I just received an email from the publisher of the journal Sports Engineering (Springer) telling me that it’s 20 years old.  As the founding editor of the journal, this might explain why I feel so creaky and why I’ve suddenly felt the need to publish a book on the history, science and technology of sports […]

How a wrist guard might have saved Katie Ormerod’s wrist in Pyeongchang

The winter Olympics haven’t even started and we already have injuries in the British camp. Britain’s medal hope, freestyle snowboarder Katie Ormerod, has fractured her wrist during training in Pyeongchang. Despite this setback she is still planning on competing in the slopestyle qualification on Sunday — less than a year after she fractured her L3 vertebra at […]

Tour de France: Explore the stats

I’ve been a fan of the Tour de France for many years. I’ve always been a keen cyclist but as a mountain biker the tactical and physical magnificence of the Grand Tours  had always eluded me. It wasn’t until British Cycling’s wave of success swept the nation along that I began to take an interest […]

CSER @ The Jump! 2017

In February 2017 CSER jetted off to Austria for the third year in a row. We have been providing measuring services for The Jump! A Channel 4 reality show in which celebrities and sports stars compete in a series of Winter sports events. In 2015 we helped TwoFour (the production behind the show) to measure […]

Complete our survey on injuries in football!

The use of electronic devices to track player performance is growing. In football, the use of wearable EPTS (Electronic Performance Tracking Systems) was approved (in principle) in 2015. More recently, a proposal to define a global standard for these devices was approved; FIFA are undertaking work to develop this standard. The EPTS standard will include minimum […]