Wind Tunnel Sports Tech Research Centre

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Sports Tech Research Centre
Sports Tech Research Centre is a multidisciplinary research centre with a focus on applied science within the field of sports engineering and product development. The research of the centre is primarily within innovative development of and verification of products, material, technology and methods in the field of sports and outdoor activities, but also in rehabilitation support and equipment for the special needs of the disabled.

Another part of the centre’s activities is within the area of additive manufacturing (3D printing), in areas such as medical applications and material/process development.

The wind tunnel houses one of the largest treadmills in the world, an enormous fan and advanced climate function allowing for groundbreaking research and testing of various materials and products in a realistic environment.

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The wind tunnel
The advanced equipment includes measurement systems for energy and moisture, IR cameras, body sensors, force plates and much more. Even physiological tests can be performed to study the effect of the equipment on the performer, for example in terms of energy consumption. All forms of activities that can be practised by athletes on a treadmill, including roller skiing, running, cycling and wheelchair racing can be studied in the wind tunnel.
Examples of tests that can be performed:
  • Verification of products, materials, technics and methods in a life-like environment
  • Performance optimization on a simulated course profile
  • Drafting in skiing, running, cycling, and other sports suited for testing on a treadmill
  • Standardized testing of outdoor equipment and clothing while worn and used by people
  • Aerodynamics of helmets, balls and other products
  • Test of wheelchairs and other special equipment in parasport
Contact Person:
Address (HQ):
Sports Tech Research Centre, Hus Q Mittuniversitetet
Akademigatan 1
831 25 Östersund
Phone: +46 (0) 10-142 80 00

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