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 […]

CSER PhD Opportunities

It’s the new year and we have some great opportunities for PhD study at the Centre for Sports Engineering Research. Vice-Chancellor Scholarship Sheffield Hallam University’s Vice-Chancellor scholarship program is a competitive process which will award the best students with a bursary which covers tuition fees and living costs. The University has a large number of […]

Problems With Power

By Professor Edward Winter  Introduction During the recent Rio Olympics, I was struck by the number of times commentators used the terms “power” and “powerful”.  Examples were, “That was a powerful performance”,  “What a powerful run!”, “What power she displayed”.  Moreover, in my latest issue of Squash Player, there was a prominent advertisement from a […]

Fantastic Team GB

After a sensational summer of Sport it is time to reflect on the spectacular successes of the British Olympic and Paralympic teams. Both squads finished second in the medal table (behind the U.S.A and China) but how do they compare to each other? The Centre for Sports Engineering Research at Sheffield Hallam University in collaboration […]

Unconventional aero. How did he go so fast?

Like Chris Froome in an unconventional riding position, the Summer seems to have flown by (I’m an engineer, similes do not come easily). Thankfully there’s been a bumper crop of sporting spectacles to sate our appetites. In this post I’d like to focus on a pet topic of mine, cycling aerodynamics. Right at the start […]