Are you a student Human Movement Sciences, Biometrics or Data Science with an affinity for technology? Do you have a passion for sports and the role of data within sports? Then we are looking for you!
Who are We?
The Urban Sports Performance Centre (USPC) is an innovation center that aims to raise the performance of urban athletes (skateboarding, BMX freestyle, and free running, breakdancing) to a higher level through knowledge and innovation. We are partners of many sport institutions within the Netherlands such as various InnoSportLabs and TeamNL Center South.
What will you do?
Urban sports have some of the highest impact forces out of any sports. These impacts can quickly cause fatigue leading to injury. Therefore, we want to investigate the quantity of impacts sustained by athletes over training sessions. You will work together with the USPC’s Embedded Scientist to investigate impact forces and external loads within urban sports, specifically focusing on skateboarding and BMX freestyle. You will use an inertial measurement unit from Xsens and record forces within urban sports. You will organize, clean, visualize, and make sense of the triaxial accelerometer data. You will investigate literature on injuries, and make recommendations based on the technology for athletes, coaches, or future directions that the USPC could take.
What do we offer?
- A dynamic learning and working environment in a young team with fellow interns.
- Room to further develop your own creativity, entrepreneurship, and independence.
- Access to the Urban Sports Performance Centre network, with all the associated knowledge.
- Opportunities to broadly expand your own network.
Are you the enthusiastic Intern that we are looking for?
This internship is set for September 2022. We are looking for a 3rd/4th year student in the field of human movement sciences, movement and technology, data science, or biometrics. Are you interested in this project and want to join the USPC’s team? Send your motivation and CV to Raymund ten Broek (Raymund@uspc.nl)