Staff, from left to right:
Gunmarie Persson, Hospitality Industry/social media
Kee Bergman, Project Manager/Market strategist
Matej Supej, Senior Supervisor/Professor
Benedikt Fasel, Case Supervisor/Doctor
Magnus Jacobsson, App developer
Michaela Hoernfeldt, Programmer
HC Holmberg, International Senior Supervisor/Professor
Gustaf Holst, Internship inlines
Sophie Brundin, Internship public health
Marko Laaksonen, Senior Supervisor/Associate Professor
Feeling brave? Email us about internships!
With our excellent knowledge within sports- and performance technology, we create solutions and products that are not yet out there, we create tracking systems, working with sensor technology, Artificial Intelligence and many things within sports, health and outdoor that might come our way.

190410 Edgy challenge in Life Science and sport tech for students in Europe! You can win big….! Check it out!

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190316 World Championships in biathlon brought us silver in relay: Linn, Mona, Anna and Hanna, congratulations!

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Anna Magnusson in the middle, shooting like a champion on the World Championships on our hometurf in Oestersund!

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Anna Magnusson in the middle, shooting like a champion on the World Championships on our hometurf in Oestersund!

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190315 Vår sensorteknik ska hjälpa skidskyttar att bli bättre – article from SR P4 in Swedish.

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Lyssna och läs: https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=78&artikel=7177330

 

Marko Laaksonen Mittuniversitetet Längdåkning Elittränarutbildning(Foto: Åsa Swee)
Lyssna och läs: https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=78&artikel=7177330

 

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190315 We hired a new softwareguy! Welcome Magnus!

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Magnus Jacobsson will now start working with us in the Aare office, he is specialized in software and app development, and we are happy to welcome him to our team!
You will find his picture on our blog.

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Magnus Jacobsson will now start working with us in the Aare office, he is specialized in software and app development, and we are happy to welcome him to our team!
You will find his picture on our blog.

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190314 Gather up around the new arena village in Oestersund – dreams will come true and we will welcome the world in an accessible way!

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Fredrik Lindberg, Oestersunds Municipality, the project leader of development of the arena village that will surround the stadium that is right now hosting the World Championships in biathlon.
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Fredrik Lindberg, Oestersunds Municipality, the project leader of development of the arena village that will surround the stadium that is right now hosting the World Championships in biathlon.
Below: Bjorn Rudlund; Sentax – software consultance that works with us during “tops” and that accompanied me “last minute” when Kee had to stay in bed, and myself, Gunmarie, attending the VIP meeting for future development of the arena village.
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190312 Hanna Öberg, Sweden! Olympic gold last year and today World Champion in biathlon – you rock, Hanna!

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190312 Release of our GNSS system for XC and biathlon skiers! And it all happens during the World Championships on our home turf!

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Click on the link for press release:
https://www.miun.se/en/contact/Press/Pressreleases/2019-3/innovative-sensor-technology-improves-biathlon/

We are excited to have finalized phase one in this prestigeous product, and will attend phase two for Ski Team Sweden, and also a[]

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Click on the link for press release:
https://www.miun.se/en/contact/Press/Pressreleases/2019-3/innovative-sensor-technology-improves-biathlon/

We are excited to have finalized phase one in this prestigeous product, and will attend phase two for Ski Team Sweden, and also a new phase for public health for people to have fun with skiing using some of the functions.
World class science straight to end user – as it´s best!

Our project will give interviews during the World Championships-week for Swedish Radio P4 and TV Slovenia, represented by senior supervisor Marko Laaksonen and the projects board member Karin Mattsson, also representing WCR 2019, SWSRC and chairman of the Swedish Ski Federation. Marko will be interviwed by SVT (Swedish TV) and is a keynote speaker at the International Congress on Science and Skiing in Finland this week – where he will present our GNSS system:
www.icss2019.fi

 

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190306 World Championships in biathlon at home – follow the races! Schedule here.

Follow the races here, complete schedule:

http://www.2019ostersund.se/en/program/

Swedish article;

https://www.idrottsforskning.se/sa-har-skidskyttet-utvecklats-sex-viktiga-trender-under-2000-talet/

 

Follow the races here, complete schedule:

http://www.2019ostersund.se/en/program/

Swedish article;

https://www.idrottsforskning.se/sa-har-skidskyttet-utvecklats-sex-viktiga-trender-under-2000-talet/

 

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190306 Prep for fresh brains to join!

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Today on my way to the office, what a great day in our mountain village of Aare!
Preparing the office for new interns and hopefully som new fresh brains that can create wonders!

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Today on my way to the office, what a great day in our mountain village of Aare!
Preparing the office for new interns and hopefully som new fresh brains that can create wonders!

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190304 Alessandro on his way through Europe in tights!

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Alessandro is going back home to Italy. This is how we will remember you – running around in colored tights with a built in GNSS-receiver in your back. Please dont remove it, we can see that[]

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Alessandro is going back home to Italy. This is how we will remember you – running around in colored tights with a built in GNSS-receiver in your back. Please dont remove it, we can see that you have passed Copenhagen! Leave the magic tights on at all times, they will keep you safe.
Thank you for this year Alessandro!
We will miss you!

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190303 Welcome to our new interns Sophie and Gustaf! Get ready for the grill!

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Sophie Brundin – Public Health case in co-operation with Umea University.
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Sophie Brundin – Public Health case in co-operation with Umea University.
Gustaf Holst – Inlines case in co-operation with Marsblade.
We only have two rules:
1. Do not ask where the previous interns went to.
2. Do not look in the cellar.

 

 

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190303 Frida Karlsson, Ski Team Sweden – the new medal machine! Check out our short cell phone pic-mix from the XC World Championships! This might be the sport for YOU…ever tried skiing?

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Junior-skier Frida Karlsson chasing Norways Ingvild Oestberg in ladies 30 km on her way towards bronze. Frida will travel back to Sweden with one gold, one silver and one bronze – three medals out of five for the ladies team.[]

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Junior-skier Frida Karlsson chasing Norways Ingvild Oestberg in ladies 30 km on her way towards bronze. Frida will travel back to Sweden with one gold, one silver and one bronze – three medals out of five for the ladies team. Congratulations!
Click here for all results: https://www.seefeld2019.com/en/wsc-days
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Check out our cell phone pic-mix of the amazing Swedish medalists from the World Championships in crosscountry skiing in Seefeld!
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Above: A pic-mix from the “golden” sprint relay and the amazing “gold medal-race” 4 x 5 km relay, more on the gold-team here: https://www.svt.se/sport/langdskidor/stafett

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Above: Caught from behind the trees during the ladies 30 km.
To be fair….lets also finish with some of the great Norweigans, the men´s team grabbed six gold medals – with four different athletes, that is how broad and competitive this team is!
Below Hans-Christer Holund, the 50 kilometers winner and Therese Johaug during the 30 kilometers race that she won. Congratulations Norway, enjoy before we get you!
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190221 World Championships in cross country skiing – Stina Nilsson silver medal, and we have only started! Support Ski Team Sweden! Find link to schedule here!

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Three Swedish skiiers partcipated in the sprint finals – and watch out, we are just getting started!
Check this link for the full schedule – dont miss the exciting races!
https://www.expressen.se/sport/langdskidor/skid-vm-2019-i-seefeld-allt-du-behover-veta/

 

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Three Swedish skiiers partcipated in the sprint finals – and watch out, we are just getting started!
Check this link for the full schedule – dont miss the exciting races!
https://www.expressen.se/sport/langdskidor/skid-vm-2019-i-seefeld-allt-du-behover-veta/

 

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190218 Swedish silver medal to Anna Swenn-Larsson…and Austrias gold medalist Marcel Hirscher written into history!

On Saturday Anna Swenn-Larsson won the silver medal in slalom with Michaela Schiffrin, USA in first place. Congratulations Anna!
Annas support team, both spectators and team, went wild when this Swedish medal finally came in. The final days gave us warm and pleasant weather but it was for sure the memory of the medal that will remain.

On Saturday Anna Swenn-Larsson won the silver medal in slalom with Michaela Schiffrin, USA in first place. Congratulations Anna!
Annas support team, both spectators and team, went wild when this Swedish medal finally came in. The final days gave us warm and pleasant weather but it was for sure the memory of the medal that will remain.

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190218 Alpine skiers characterized in unique study by professors in Mid Sweden University´s – Internet of Sports project! Follow us!

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How much does it really mean that we do science in skiing?
A lot – for different reasons!
By skiing efficiently you decrease the risk of injuries, and of course any skiier that competes also want to be faster[]

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How much does it really mean that we do science in skiing?
A lot – for different reasons!
By skiing efficiently you decrease the risk of injuries, and of course any skiier that competes also want to be faster and this attracts more young people to the sport, both as competitors and for exercise. Speed puts alpine skiing on the map!

The following quoted from professor HC Holmberg:

Alpine skiing has been an Olympic event since the first Winter Games, 1936 and at the World Championships the skiers compete in four main events: slalom, giant slalom, super-G and downhill.

The duration of a single run and the average and maximal (avg/max) speed for these events are slalom (SL, 52 s, 54 km/h), giant slalom (GS, 77 s, 65/85 km/h), Super-G (SG, 93 s, 86/110 km/h), and downhill (DH, 121 s, 94/150 km/h), says Professor H-C Holmberg.

Substantial improvements in slope preparation, design of courses, equipment, and the skills have all helped Alpine skiing attain its present significance. Improved snow preparation has resulted in harder surfaces and improved equipment allows a more direct interaction between the skier and snow. At the same time, courses have become more challenging, with technical disciplines requiring more pronounced patterns of loading and unloading, with greater ground reaction forces and peaks as high as 5 x body weight.

The wide variety of terrain, slopes, gate setups and snow conditions involved requires skiers to continuously adapt, alternating between carving and skidding turning techniques. The technical complexity places a premium on minimizing energy dissipation, employing strategies and ski equipment that minimize ski-snow friction and aerodynamic drag. Access to multiple split times along the racing course, in combination with analysis of the trajectory and speed provide information that can be utilized to enhance performance. Although the biomechanics of alpine skiing have significantly improved, several questions concerning optimization of skiers’ performance remain to be investigated.

In addition, skiers have adapted their training to meet the new physiological and biomechanical demands. In the manuscript “The Training of Olympic Alpine Ski Racers” we describe how the elite skiers from four of the major alpine ski racing nations prepared for the Olympic Games in South Korea in 2018.

Olympic alpine skiers typically train and compete on snow for 130–150 days each year. Depending on the time of year, SL training consists of 2–12 runs with 40–60 turns (each lasting about 0.8 s) for a total of 100–700 changes in direction during a session. Each of these changes involves a sharp increase in ground reaction force, which can be as high as 5 times body weight (the highest for all skiing disciplines). In comparison, GS training consists of 2–12 runs with 25–50 turns (each lasting about 1.4 s) resulting in a total of 50–600 changes in direction, each involving maximal ground reaction forces of approximately 3.2 times BW, says Associate Professor Mathias Gilgien.

Alpine ski racing requires mastery of a broad spectrum of physical, technical, mental, and social skills. The publication provide unique information and describes the athletes typical exercise programs with respect to physical conditioning, ski training and periodization, based on interviews with the coaching staff. Moreover, we describe how elite alpine skiers and teams deal with the multifactorial nature of the training required and on the basis of the findings propose how training for alpine ski racing might be further improved.

Contacts 

Professor H-C Holmberg at Mid Sweden University in Östersund, Sweden; hc.holmberg@miun.se

Associate professor Mathias Gilgien at Norwegian Schoold for Sports in Oslo; matthias.gilgien@nih.no

Professor Matej Supej at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Matej.Supej@fsp.uni-lj.si

Publications

1.    Gilgien M,  Reid R, Raschner C, Supej M and  Holmberg H-C. The Training of Olympic Alpine Ski Racers. Frontiers in Physiology Feb 2019; https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphys.2018.01772/full

2.   Supej M, Holmberg H-C, Recent Kinematic and Kinetic Advances in Olympic Alpine Skiing: Pyeongchang and Beyond, Frontiers in Physiology Dec 2018; https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphys.2019.00111/abstract

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190212 Science can make the difference also in World Championships team-event!

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Team-event – today the alpine skiing team-event took place in Åre in the World Championship: the best skiers competed for their national teams on a slalom[]

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Team-event – today the alpine skiing team-event took place in Åre in the World Championship: the best skiers competed for their national teams on a slalom course. This is a very exciting and challenging event! The course is very short (it took around 25 seconds for each skier to get to the finish line), meaning that the time difference between two athletes competing in the same run is often just a few hundreds of a second. The smallest details can make a big difference. This is where the technologies that our project is developing for Ski Team Sweden can be beneficial for the athletes: our system allows to track the position of the skier on the slope and have a detailed insight of their performance. For example, we are able to provide the speed of the athlete along the whole slope, the timings between two gates, the turn radius at each gate and many other parameters. Moreover, we can compare data among skiers, giving the coaches a tool to take the best out of each athlete.
Today Ski Team Sweden did great, but unfortunately was beaten by the unstoppable Suisse team, which won the gold. I can now go home happy, since the Italian team won the bronze medal: good job!

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190211 Hiring sharp app developer NOW, is that you?

We are looking for a sharp app developer fulltime for 10 months, if you know someone qualified that would like to spend rest of the year in our World Championship environment in the mountain village of Aare, Sweden, welcome them to apply.

Just click on the link below!

Have a good week!

https://www.miun.se/en/meet-mid-sweden-university/career/jobs/vacancy/application-developer/

 

We are looking for a sharp app developer fulltime for 10 months, if you know someone qualified that would like to spend rest of the year in our World Championship environment in the mountain village of Aare, Sweden, welcome them to apply.

Just click on the link below!

Have a good week!

https://www.miun.se/en/meet-mid-sweden-university/career/jobs/vacancy/application-developer/

 

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190208 Listen to Swedish Radio P4 Jaemtland today and hear interviews with Kee Bergman, Matej Supej and CEO Ski Team Sweden, Tommy Eliasson-Winter!

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Professor Matej Supej, CEO Ski Team Sweden; Tommy Eliasson-Winter and project manager Kee Bergman will be interviewed on P4 briefly during the morning news, and again after lunch around 12.30 pm. Don´t miss it!

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Professor Matej Supej, CEO Ski Team Sweden; Tommy Eliasson-Winter and project manager Kee Bergman will be interviewed on P4 briefly during the morning news, and again after lunch around 12.30 pm. Don´t miss it!

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190207 Sofie is supporting Ski Team Sweden from the mountain in Aare!

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The World Championships in Aare have started as we all know!
The past days have been very exciting and this is just the beginning! The first competitions already took place and the athletes are focused on their trainings: this is where our team took action. Filming the athletes on the slopes allows the coaches to have an in-depth analysis of their skiers’ performance. Doing this required careful preparation to find the correct equipment specifications and the optimal spot to film from. The feedback from the coaches was very positive, since the videos highlighted the weaknesses and strengths of their athletes, showing them how to perform at their best. This was also a lot of fun for our team, since we used snowmobiles to reach the desired place for the video shooting, driving at high speed up on the mountains!
/Alessandro
(I hope you did not run into something so i get a surprise-bill or so…/Kee)

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190206 Wonder stickers will support skiiers – now in English!

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Our own professor HC Holmberg has all the reasons to smile in the cold weather – he has his fingers in this cookie-jar also!

https://www.forskning.se/2019/02/06/skidlandslagen-testar-smarta-plaster/

Smart patches tested by national ski teams

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Our own professor HC Holmberg has all the reasons to smile in the cold weather – he has his fingers in this cookie-jar also!

https://www.forskning.se/2019/02/06/skidlandslagen-testar-smarta-plaster/

Smart patches tested by national ski teams

In the near future the Swedish cross-country and alpine ski teams will be testing a new kind of smart patch. Mid Sweden University is part of a new European research project designed to develop smart patches that can be used to improve health and athletic performance.

– These devices resemble today’s technical monitoring aids that are strapped to the body (e.g., by a wristband or a band around the chest). However, they should not be seen as a replacement for today’s activity bracelet, but rather as a complement. With this technology, we should be able to make measurements in connection with normal exercise outdoors that can only be tested in physiological laboratories today, says Hans-Christer Holmberg.

SINTEC (Soft Intelligence Epidermal Communication Platform) is a Horizon 2020 project that was started in January of 2019. The project is for four years with a budget of 4 million Euros. Researchers at Technical Sciences at Uppsala University will coordinate this project, the other partners being the Swedish Winter Sports Research Centre at Mid Sweden University and the LINKS Research Institute in Italy, as well as the companies Mycronic AB in Sweden, ST Microelectronics and Warrant Hub in Italy, Evalan in the Netherlands and MySphera in Spain.

– This highly interesting European project is fully in line with Mid Sweden University’s ambition to broaden the scope of its research on sports and health, says Anders Fällström, University Vice Chancellor.

Smart patches are constructed of soft, stretchable circuit boards on which small groups of common electronic components are mounted in soft rubber and connected to one another by fluid tracks of conducting metal alloys. The researchers plan to demonstrate smart patches to the Swedish cross-country and alpine ski teams in hopes that these can help improve their performance, and at the same time, reduce their risk of injury.

– Data on bodily functions can be transferred safely and rapidly in a streamlined fashion to a smartphone through the fat tissue in the body, instead of sending signals through wires or through the air. This reduces the power required and prevents the information from being read without direct contact with the person’s skin, Klas Hjort explains. The effectiveness of your skiing style can already be measured, but more data that relates movement, body strain and effort to skiing speed should allow even greater improvement, he says.

Patients with heart problems or recovering from a bone fracture or surgery constitute an additional target group. Moreover, these smart patches should provide comfort in our ageing society, helping individuals to cope with slow deterioration of their health, such as in the heart, balance or muscular strength.

Coordinator of the project:
Klas Hjort, Professor of Materials Science and responsible for the program in Microsystem Technology, at the Department of engineering Sciences, Uppsala University. klas.hjort@angstrom.uu.se

Contact persons:
Professor Hans-Christer Holmberg at Mid Sweden University, Östersund, Sweden
hans-christer.holmberg@miun.se or
Sara Attanà, Warrant Hub, sara.attana@warranthub.it

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