Peter Weyand

Performance Enhancing Legs Race Toward the Track Record Book

Vertical forces of double-limb amputee runner.An intriguing, technological watershed is fast approaching for Athletics — that defining moment when an athlete with artificial limbs shatters an “able-bodied” world record.

Brazilian, double-limb, amputee sprinter Alan Oliveira is certainly not a household name, but he has quietly become much faster than some better known amputee runners. Continue reading

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BioNewsTexas: SMU Dallas Speed Scientist Featured in PBS NOVA Series Segment

Peter Weyand (right) trackside at SMUBioNewsTexas covered the research of SMU biomechanics researcher Peter G. Weyand, who was featured on the PBS series “NOVA.”

NOVA host David Pogue explored the biological and physical limits of speed. Continue reading

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LiveScience: Need for Speed: New Series Explores World’s Fastest Things

Peter Weyand (right) trackside at SMU

LiveScience covered the research of SMU biomechanics researcher Peter G. Weyand, who was featured on an episode of the PBS series “NOVA.”

NOVA host David Pogue explored the biological and physical limits of speed. Continue reading

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KERA, NOVA: SMU researcher Peter Weyand discusses the upper limits of human speed

The work of SMU biomechanics researcher Peter Weyand was featured on an episode of the PBS series “NOVA.” His research on the importance of ground forces for running speed established a contemporary understanding that spans the scientific and athletic communities. Continue reading

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Lexington Herald-Leader: Cuban asks scientist to study physics of flopping

1d8VDM.AuSt.79Kentucky’s Lexington Herald-Leader covered the research of SMU biomechanics expert Peter G. Weyand, who is teaming with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to investigate the forces involved in basketball collisions and the possibility of estimating “flopping” forces from video data.

Herald-Leader Journalist Jerry Tipton quoted Weyand in his June 15 UK basketball column on the flopping research, “Cuban asks scientist to study physics of flopping
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HuffPost: Mark Cuban donates $100,000 to research NBA flopping

markcubanNews blog Huffington Post picked up the coverage by KDAF’s CW33 Nightcap News of the research of SMU biomechanics expert Peter G. Weyand, who is teaming with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to investigate the forces involved in basketball collisions and the possibility of estimating “flopping” forces from video data.

Huffington Post reposted the Nightcap News video at “Mark Cuban Gives $100K to SMU to Fight NBA Flopping Continue reading

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Star Telegram: Eliminate flopping? Godspeed, Mark Cuban

Big Mac BlogFort Worth Star Telegram sports writer Mac Engel covered the research of SMU biomechanics expert Peter G. Weyand, who is teaming with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to investigate the forces involved in basketball collisions and the possibility of estimating “flopping” forces from video data.

The coverage in Engel’s The Big Mac Blog, “Eliminate flopping? Godspeed, Mark Cuban,” was posted June 11. Continue reading

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KERA: Fed Up With ‘Flopping,’ Mark Cuban Funds SMU Study

flopKERA journalist Lauren Silverman covered the research of SMU biomechanics expert Peter G. Weyand, who is teaming with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to investigate the forces involved in basketball collisions and the possibility of estimating “flopping” forces from video data.

The coverage, “Fed Up With ‘Flopping,’ Mark Cuban Funds SMU Study,” was posted June 7. Continue reading

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WSJ: Physics of Flopping — Cuban Backs a Study

WSJ Cuban flopping 400x300The Wall Street Journal journalist Ben Cohen covered the research of SMU biomechanics expert Peter G. Weyand, who is teaming with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to investigate the forces involved in basketball collisions and the possibility of estimating “flopping” forces from video data.

The coverage, “Physics of Flopping: Cuban Backs a Study,” was posted June 7. Continue reading

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