Sports
In the sports industry you have to run as fast as you can if you want to be competitive.
At the Instituto de Biomecánica (IBV), we work for people to enjoy their sporting experiences to the utmost. To do so, we collaborate with our clients in developing products and services that combine experience, the most advanced knowledge and the latest technology while providing exceptional value for them and the end users.
We help respond to these essential challenges

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.

Our solutions
We help companies, institutions and key stakeholders in the sports industry with the following solutions:
R&D

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.

Technological consultancy

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.

Inspections and testing

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.

Training

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.

Technologies

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.

Kneemotion. Technology to prevent knee injuries and to reincorporate injured sportspeople.
This system evaluates the rotational stability of the knee by testing on a dynamometric platform.
R&D projects
SAFESPORT.

SAFESPORT.

Development and validation of techniques to improve the conditions to practise sports safely
RUNSAFER

RUNSAFER

Development of arunning shoe with embedded electronics providing real time biomechanical feedback to reduce injury and enhance motivation, and a web portal allowing real trainning management.
TELETURF

TELETURF

Online vocational training course on maintenance of turf sport fields.
INNO4SPORT

INNO4SPORT

Sport for Growth and Healthy & Vital Communities
Success stories
LEVANTE UD

LEVANTE UD

Kneemotion: Technology to prevent knee injuries.
TOWN COUNCIL OF EL CAMPELLO

TOWN COUNCIL OF EL CAMPELLO

Comprehensive consultancy for the public administration.
ALVAC

ALVAC

Naturgrass: A new system of ecological and sustainable artificial turf.
CLOSCA

CLOSCA

The bike helmet designed for the city.
BKOOL

BKOOL

Bike trainer for cycling connected to a virtual reality platform.
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