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
Alessandro Galloppini, Performance Engineer
Marko Laaksonen, Senior Supervisor/Associate Professor
Michaela Hoernfeldt, Programmer
HC Holmberg, International Senior Supervisor/Professor
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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[]

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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

In the near future the[]

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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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190205 World Championships in alpine skiing in Aare has started!

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The world leader in field tests and science within alpine skiing, our own professor Matej Supej, together with the CEO of Ski Team Sweden Alpine, Tommy Eliasson-Winter.…]

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The world leader in field tests and science within alpine skiing, our own professor Matej Supej, together with the CEO of Ski Team Sweden Alpine, Tommy Eliasson-Winter.
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Matej and our performance engineer Alessandro Galloppini after filming the Swedish team during training. Unfortunately no measurements can take place during the World Championships as no sensors can be carried.
A great picture from Aare – the upcoming week will be awesome!

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