36315 - Design and Development of Sports Equipment

Course Unit Page


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The course will give an overview of the available instruments for the measurement in the sport context, from traditional field tests, and included the most advanced, such a augmented reality, virtual reality and computer vision/simulation,

Course contents

1 introduction to industrial design.

2. Materials and performance in tennis and golf

3. Design and safety in mountain sport.

4. Psychology for design and safety

5. Running shoes design

6. Cycling and bikes.

7. Sport surfaces and injuries

8. Safety issues in sport : helmets and other gears.

9. Material technology and testing

10. Market analysis and marketing issue in the sport industry.

11. Sport facility design, technologies adn management: energetics, ecology and finance of mega sport events.


Textile in sports.

Running shoes and playing surfaces, Benno Nigg.

Teaching methods

Lectures, maybe some lab and expert visits.

Assessment methods


Teaching tools

Slides are available in AMS Campus.

Office hours

See the website of Antonio Cicchella