ESPN 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.
Biomechanics experts at Southern Methodist University have teamed with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban for a scientific study of the unsavory practice of player flopping in basketball and other sports.
Cuban-owned Radical Hoops Ltd. awarded more than $100,000 to fund the 18-month research study at SMU to investigate the forces in typical basketball collisions. Continue reading
Sports journalist Tim Cowlishaw with The Dallas Morning News has covered the long-running global controversy surrounding double-amputee South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius. Controversy has swirled around the sprinter over whether his light-weight, carbon-fiber prosthetic “Cheetah” legs give him a competitive advantage.
Cowlishaw’s Aug. 12 column “Research by SMU professor shows blades give Pistorius edge” quotes SMU’s Peter Weyand, an expert on human locomotion and on Pistorius’ competitive advantage. Continue reading
Sports Illustrated has written a comprehensive piece on the long-running global controversy surrounding double-amputee South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, the first amputee to compete in the Olympics.
The Aug. 2 article “Fair or foul? Experts split over whether Pistorius has advantage” quotes SMU’s Peter Weyand, an expert in human locomotion. Continue reading
Contrary to traditional scientific understanding, sprint and endurance exercise differ fundamentally in the relationship between exercise mechanics, metabolism and performance, according to new research from the University of Montana and Southern Methodist University, Dallas. New findings indicate that sprinting performance is limited by musculoskeletal forces and the rapidity with which those forces are impaired by fatigue. Continue reading
Scientific American: Does Double Amputee Oscar Pistorius’s Prosthetic Legs Disqualify Him from the Olympics?
The July 24 article “Should Oscar Pistorius’s Prosthetic Legs Disqualify Him from the Olympics?” quotes SMU’s Peter Weyand, an expert in human locomotion. Continue reading
Science magazine hosted a live chat with scientific experts about any competitive advantage provided by the cutting-edge, light-weight prosthetic legs of double-amputee South African runner Oscar Pistorius, the first amputee to compete in the Olympics.