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Measuring skate provides insight into ice-skating technique

In the future top Dutch speed skaters may skate even faster thanks to a skate full of electronics. This ‘measuring skate’ gives top skaters and coaches information about the skater’s technique and motion. It can measure the dynamics at play between the foot, the ice and the skate.

The new measuring skate is the further development of earlier prototypes and was developed within the Dutch Sport Data Center, a consortium including Leiden University and VU Amsterdam. Jeroen van der Eb from Leiden University won the 2020 Sport Innovator Prize with the measuring skate.

See how the skate works in the Sport Innovator video below (in Dutch).

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Banner photo: Koen van Weel, ANP

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