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Physics/Materials Science - Sport Sciences
03.02.2016
Backcountry skiing: reaching new heights with connected skis
Backcountry skiing: reaching new heights with connected skis
03.02.16 - Thanks to a small screen on their skis, backcountry skiers can see various data recorded by sensors as they ski.
Psychology - Sport Sciences
25.01.2016
Helmet wearing increases risk taking and sensation seeking
Wearing a helmet in an effort to stay safe is likely to increase sensation seeking and could conversely make us less safe and more inclined to take risks, according to a significant new study from our researchers. The latest findings call into question the effectiveness of certain safety advice, notably in relation to helmets for various leisure activities, including cycling.
Sport Sciences
04.01.2016
Negative news about Muslims fuels public policy support against them
ANN ARBOR-News stories depicting Muslims as terrorists have fueled racism and anger among many non-Muslim Americans, who support civil restrictions and military action in Muslim countries, according to a new University of Michigan study. Other research has shown that minorities are often negatively portrayed in news media.
Computer Science/Telecom - Sport Sciences
04.12.2015
Playing tennis on a smart court
Playing tennis on a smart court
Technis, an EPFL start-up, is bringing augmented reality to the tennis court. Their newly developed technology could be used for other sports in the future.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Sport Sciences
10.11.2015
More steps a day keep the doctor away
A pedometer shows 4781 steps - not a bad effort, but if you can increase that figure, you'll decrease your chances of dying earlier. Landmark research by The George Institute for Global Health has found that exercise can save lives, with an increase in the number of steps walked each day having a direct correlation with long term mortality.
Social Sciences - Sport Sciences
10.09.2015
NFL fans and ESPN reporters overly optimistic about team prospects
NFL fans and ESPN reporters overly optimistic about team prospects
US fans of the National Football League (NFL) and sports reporters assigned to specific teams have unrealistic expectations about how well their team will perform, finds new research from UCL and Oxford University. The study, published in PLOS ONE, also reveals which teams are most liked and disliked, as well as which teams have the most optimistic fans.
Social Sciences - Sport Sciences
07.09.2015
NFL fans and ESPN reporters overly optimistic about team prospects
US fans of the National Football League (NFL) and sports reporters assigned to specific teams have unrealistic expectations about how well their team will perform, finds new research from UCL and Oxford University. The study also reveals which teams are most liked and disliked, as well as which teams have the most optimistic fans.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Sport Sciences
31.08.2015
Most sensors designed to measure head impacts in sports produce inaccurate data, Stanford bioengineers find
As scientists zero in on the skull motions that can cause concussions, David Camarillo's lab has found that many commercially available sensors worn by athletes to gather this data are prone to significant error. By Bjorn Carey Stanford researchers used high-speed cameras to record how the subject's head moved during impact, and compared that camera data to measurements produced by concussion sensors.
Life Sciences - Sport Sciences
20.07.2015
Football helmet tests may not account for concussion-prone actions
Football helmet tests may not account for concussion-prone actions
Mounting evidence suggests that concussions in football are caused by the sudden rotation of the skull. David Camarillo's lab at Stanford has evidence that suggests current football helmet tests don't account for these movements. When modern football helmets were introduced, they all but eliminated traumatic skull fractures caused by blunt force impacts.
Sport Sciences - Business/Economics
14.01.2015
Rise of billion pound replica kit industry has changed the design of football shirts, study finds
Although new kits have become more frequent, designs have become more governed by tradition over last two decades Adult market for replica football shirts as leisurewear only developed significantly from the late 1980s and early 1990s Rise due to wider social fashion trends, the phenomenon of 'kidulthood', a generation of fans who had grown up wearing child replica shirts, and the commercialisation of football as the Premier League era beg
Sport Sciences
15.12.2014
Home umpires favour their own teams in Test matches, study finds
Economists discover the introduction of neutral umpires in Test cricket led to a drop in Leg Before Wicket (LBW) decisions going in favour of home teams Findings published amid debate over whether neutral umpiring is still required following introduction of Decision Review System The introduction of neutral umpires in Test cricket led to a drop in the number of Leg Before Wicket (LBW) decisions going in favour of home teams, a study has revealed.
Sport Sciences
28.11.2014
Home umpires favour their own teams in Test matches
The introduction of neutral umpires in Test cricket led to a drop in the number of LBW decisions going in favour of home teams, a study has revealed. The findings from research by economists, published by the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society , come amidst renewed debate on whether neutral umpiring is still required in Test matches following the introduction of the Decision Review System (DRS).
Sport Sciences - Administration/Government
27.11.2014
Research examines relationship between domestic abuse and football
A report, published today by the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR), highlights a correlation between the occurrence of certain football matches and increased reports of domestic abuse. The report, which was commissioned by the Scottish Government and carried out by academics at the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Caledonian University, found an increase in recorded domestic violence incidents on the day that football matches were played.
Sport Sciences - Business/Economics
10.03.2014
Footy clubs can't buy success (yet), study finds
Professor Borland 03 8344 5294 or via Ryan Sheales (media office) 0402 351 412 The study - AFL team performance and football expenditure - looked at the football department spending and on-field success of AFL clubs between 1994 and 2011. It found that, over recent years, clubs that spent 10 percent above average on their football departments enjoyed a 9.5 percent increase in their winning ratio during the home-and-away season.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Sport Sciences
27.02.2014
Scottish study to advance rugby player welfare
Scottish study to advance rugby player welfare
Scottish Rugby is seeking the assistance of former international players with a ground-breaking medical project that could benefit future generations. Working alongside world-renowned experts in the field of head injuries, Scottish Rugby is asking Scotland players of the past to take part in a study on the effects of concussion.
Sport Sciences
12.02.2014
Game-winning 'momentum' illusion is but a delusion
Game-winning 'momentum' illusion is but a delusion
A hot hand may be hokum: Cornell researchers have examined the concept of "winning momentum" with varsity college hockey teams, and they conclude that momentum advantages don't exist, says a new study in the journal Economics Letters. "Whether it's sports commentators or stock analysts who are talking, momentum is routinely assumed to be important on a day-to-day basis," said Kevin M. Kniffin, a postdoctoral research associate at Cornell's Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.
Sport Sciences
24.01.2014
How strong of a football fan are you? There’s a test for that
University of Washington So, you think you're a loyal supporter of a certain football team? Would you care to put that to a scientific test? University of Washington psychologist Anthony Greenwald has developed a new version of his Implicit Association Test to measure the strength of one's support for one of several football teams.
Life Sciences - Sport Sciences
17.10.2013
Brain scans show unusual activity in retired American football players
Brain scans show unusual activity in retired American football players
A new study has discovered profound abnormalities in brain activity in a group of retired American football players. Although the former players in the study were not diagnosed with any neurological condition, brain imaging tests revealed unusual activity that correlated with how many times they had left the field with a head injury during their careers.
Sport Sciences
09.10.2013
Putting the boot in! Sports scientists look into antisocial behaviour on and off the pitch
Athletes participating in a team sport like football, rugby, or hockey, who behave in an anti-social way on the pitch, are also antisocial in their interactions with other students at university, according to research published by University of Birmingham sports scientists in the Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology .
Sport Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
17.06.2013
Research leads to enhanced CFL concussion guidelines
Research leads to enhanced CFL concussion guidelines
Study tests how much CFL players and their university-level counterparts know about concussions-and how to deal with them. Research from the University of Alberta shows Canadian Football League players are more likely than university-level players to value medical tests after concussions. But the professional athletes are more apt to incorrectly believe it's OK to return to the sport within 24 to 48 hours if they have no symptoms.
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