In many sports such as football, rugby, volleyball and handball, athletes frequently fall and slide at high speed. One of the challenges manufacturers are facing is to create a surface that offers a low risk of skin injury during these common playing actions.
Labosport has developed a Skin Injury Test that realistically simulates the fall and slide of an athlete on the surface. The test apparatus measures both the coefficient of friction of the surface, and the temperature elevation felt by the players. Labosport has been measuring temperature elevation since 2017. The addition of coefficient of friction offers a unique technical solution.