Faculty Advisor

Brown, Christopher A.

Abstract

The objective of this project is to design, produce, and test an under-binding ski plate which minimizes the risk of ACL injury due to the two main mechanisms of ACL injury in Alpine skiers; phantom foot and boot induced anterior drawer (BIAD). These two mechanisms of injury have yet to be addressed by a single ski binding design. Our final prototype is designed to absorb loads prior to the injury threshold.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2011

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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