Laboratory of Psychophysics  LPSY

Sports research

In cooperation with material scientists from EPFL, we are investigating how expert and naive sportsmen judge new materials and what makes these materials special for their sports. For example, we found that the best ski has a low flexural and a high torsional rigidity (Fischer et al., 2007). Wooden soft ball bats outperform artificial ones (Overney et al. 2010). In addition, we are interested which visual and cognitive skills are crucial for a sport. In tennis players, we found that they are only better for very specific types of motion analysis (Overney et al. 2008). Vision in general was not better than in controls.

Publications

LPSY contacts

Head of the lab
Prof. Michael Herzog
office SV-2807
phone +41 21 693 9646
fax +41 21 693 1749

Secretary
Delphine Audergon
office SV-2805
phone +41 21 693 1812
fax +41 21 693 1749

Address
EPFL SV BMI LPSY
Station 19
CH-1015 Lausanne
SWITZERLAND