Dr. phil. Michaela Nusser, M.Sc. (2016)

Title of the Dissertation:

Construction, evaluation and application of a knee simulator to measure forces acting on the knee during skiing typical load situations


In alpine skiing the knee is the most frequently injured body part. The high incidence of knee injuries is linked to an inappropriate mechanical behavior of the ski-boot-binding unit. In order to systematically examine critical loadings to the knee, an artificial leg and a load simulation device have been developed. The results hereof are needed to optimize ski bindings and to quantify the effectiveness of knee bracess. The knee simulator has undergone extensive evaluation for proof of concept.

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