Gepubliceerd op 3 nov. 2016

Alpine Touring Equipment: Retention and Release in the Backcountry

Jeff Campbell, PhD Student, University of Washington

The purpose of this presentation is to differentiate performance of alpine ski boot-binding systems from AT ski boot-binding systems, and educate the consumer on the ability of AT equipment to protect them from lower leg injuries. Supporting data from laboratory and on-snow measurements of ski bindings and skiers will be given.

Bio: Jeff Campbell is a PhD Student in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Washington (UW). Before transplanting to the Northwest, he received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah. He started skiing at the age of three in the Wasatch and has been touring for over 20 years. With his extensive background in Applied Biomechanics he conducts mechanical design assessments, product failure evaluations, and biomechanical analyses of musculoskeletal injuries. His graduate research is focused on the biomechanics of skiing and snowboarding injuries, including field measurements of the forces that skiers and snowboarders generate while riding.