Footwear Science Symposium in Göteborg
FBS - the Footwear Biomechanics Symposium was held in Göteborg and attracted participants from all over the world.
The 15th biennial Footwear Biomechanics Symposium (FBS) attracted almost 250 industry and research participants. With CHPs manager Stefan Grau as co-organizer for the Symposium, this online event in July 2021 was coordinated from Gothenburg.
Next to the 50 oral short presentations, there has been an exciting program this year: three keynotes, one by Sebastian Coe (two times Olympic champion and President of World Athletics), one by Dr. Rasmus Ostergaard Nielssen (Footwear, sports injuries and causality), and one by Prof. Rana Hinman (Footwear to manage knee osteoarthritis).
The Round Table discussion this year covered the topic of performance enhancing shoes: what are they and do we want them?
This event was supported by World Athletics and concluded with an international press conference. For the students, two time slots were offered to discuss with researchers from the industry about perspectives and requirements to work in the industry. Finally, there have been two time slots for presentations and discussions about the latest possibilities in 3D kinematics.
All oral presentations were recorded and made available to those that could not listen to the live presentation due to the different time zones.
More information can be seen on the conference website https://fbs2021.footwearbiomechanics.org
Center for Health and Performance is involved in several research projects covering, for example, injury development in sports and the development of functional safety shoes.