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Human Dynamics Lab Partners with Vail Summit Orthopaedic Foundation

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Ritchie School Communications Team

Skiers at Vail

Let’s face it, skiing is the reason most people come to Colorado.

It’s our favorite wintertime sport, and we start dreaming of big powder.

But what do you know about what skiing does to your joints? Especially your knees, hips, and spine?

Assistant Prof Bradley Davidson and the The Human Dynamics Laboratory recently solidified a partnership with the Vail Summit Orthopaedic Foundation (VSOF) on a multi-year project to discover how we can keep skiing day in and day out without injury. Their goal is to make us all a better at our favorite sport through biomechanics taken on the snow.

The Human Dynamics Lab partnered last year with the DU Alpine Ski Team (2014 National Champions) and the Gustafson Family Foundation to generate the technology and key pilot data to help make project possible.

The Vail Summit Orthopedic Foundation, founded in 2013, is dedicated primarily to the study of orthopaedic medicine through the development and presentation of outcomes-based research.