Successful methodology seminar on the Zugspitze in cooperation with LOWA

The time had come again! As part of the course "Methodology Seminar Sports Technology", 15 TUM students carried out three days of measurements in a high alpine environment on the Zugspitze. This time the seminar was held in cooperation with Lowa. With the help of high-speed cameras, pressure and muscle activity measurements, the influence of different mountain boots on the athlete was analysed.

This semester, the weather again played a decisive role: Thunderstorms, heavy rain, bright sunshine and (summery) temperatures of around 5°C - we had it all. Using the measurement technology was also a challenge again this year. The methodology seminar again showed all participants what it means to use and test sports equipment and measuring systems in a high alpine environment. In the end, however, all the planned measurements could be carried out successfully.

We would like to thank LOWA for their active support. The industry-related insight into the development of sports shoes was definitely a highlight for everyone.

A big thank you also goes to the staff of the Schneefernerhaus. Like every semester, we were warmly welcomed to the research station and perfectly looked after during our three-day stay.