A LONGER LIFE IN SPORT
The challenge faced by doctors and sports professionals is to anticipate and avoid injuries, helping people’s sporting life last as long as possible, whether as professionals or amateurs. In order to do so, diagnostic techniques are needed as well as safe products, equipment and facilities.
THE IMPORTANCE OF SMART DATA
Having information enables the right decisions to be made. Today there are many sensors that provide enormous amounts of data. The challenge is what to do with it and how to process it to create value for users while at the same time generating business innovation.
NEW WAYS TO ENCOURAGE DOING SPORT
There is increasing concern about the levels of inactivity in Europe. In order for people to become active, it is necessary to create new solutions. The use of new technologies offers hopeful opportunities to encourage people to practise sports.
SAFE, FUNCTIONAL AND SUSTAINABLE SPORT
Social, environmental and economic sustainability of sports facilities in suitable conditions of safety and functionality is very costly. It is necessary to improve comprehensive management of them, increase their efficiency and to have solutions that require less maintenance.
We provide the scientific foundations in terms of human factors and biomechanical evaluation so our clients can introduce the latest technology into their products, ensuring the end user is satisfied while optimising the cost-efficiency of the product developments.
We collaborate with the main manufacturers of artificial turf in the world, as well as with different football clubs via R&D projects to develop new fibres and infills, as well as improving the performance of different playing surfaces.
Based on our knowledge acquired about biomechanics and physiology in sport, we analyse the client’s problems and needs, adapting our range of services to the reality of the market and society. We accompany our clients in developing and validating new products and services, positioning ourselves in the value chain of companies in the sports industry.
One of our goals is to reach an optimum level of health and performance by integrating technology and knowledge.
We collaborate with Spanish and international sports federations to raise the level of safety and quality of playing fields and sports items and protections.
We offer our clients conformity assessment services for sports playing surfaces and products, as well as recommendations and good practices in the comprehensive management of sports facilities.
We also carry out testing tailored to our clients’ needs and to meet regulations, accompanying the clients in the processes for designing, improving and developing new products. If there is a lack of applicable regulations, we develop our own guidelines to enable us to carry out a suitable evaluation of products based on our knowledge of biomechanics, safety, accessibility, comfort, etc.
At IBV we give tailored training in methods, measurement systems and concepts of biomechanics applied to the development of sports products, services and playing surfaces, as well as in the management and maintenance of sports facilities.
In close collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team of experts in biomechanics, ergonomics, design, human factors and user experience, we teach courses tailored to our clients’ needs.
Preventing injuries is a challenge faced by sportspeople and the healthcare professionals in charge of preventing and treating sports injuries.
Using our knowledge of biomechanics in sport, functional evaluation of the locomotor system and human anthropometry, at the Instituto de Biomecánica we develop technologies that enable healthcare professionals to study and monitor sportspeople, acting as objective instruments to give support in risk prevention, diagnoses and recovery processes for them.