Faculty Advisor

Brown, Christopher A.


The objectives of this project are to design and test a website to learn to what extent it is possible to improve the understanding of the causes and mechanisms of ski and snowboard injuries using web-based surveys. A further objective is to share information gathered on the web site with the public and other researchers through the web with the intent to help reduce injuries. On-line surveys allow information to be gathered from a large and diverse spectrum of snow sport experiences. On-line surveys also have the potential to improve the understanding of mechanisms of injuries and to identify factors influencing particular injury types.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering