Using smart technology to tackle sports injuries and mental dips

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Intensive training sessions and the disappointments that come with losing competitions are just some of the many stressors that form an integral part of an athlete’s career. Failure to recover fully from such stressors renders an athlete vulnerable to physical injury or mental dips. That’s where resilience comes in. Resilience is vital to athletes’ ability to stay fit and perform well. Vital it may be, but it is also notoriously difficult to define. Over the next few years, researchers from the University of Groningen and the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) will be researching this elusive quality in cooperation with other organizations, including three professional football clubs (FC Groningen, PSV and Vitesse), the University of Leiden, the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science and the HAN University of Applied Sciences. The Sport and Exercise research programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) has awarded the project a subsidy of € 750,000. The total budget is a little over € 1.2 million.

Period4-Sep-2019

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Media contributions

  • TitleMet slimme technologie sportblessures en mentale dip te lijf
    Media name/outletWebsite Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
    Media typeWeb
    CountryNetherlands
    Date04/09/2019
    DescriptionOm gezond te blijven en optimaal te presteren moeten sporters veerkrachtig zijn. Ze krijgen te maken met allerlei ‘stressoren’, zoals zware trainingen en verloren wedstrijden. Wanneer sporters niet goed van deze stressoren herstellen, kunnen zij geblesseerd raken of in een mentale dip komen. Onderzoekers van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen en het UMCG gaan de komende jaren in samenwerking met de voetbalclubs FC Groningen, PSV en Vitesse, de Universiteit Leiden, de Jheronimus Academy of Data Science en de Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen onderzoek doen naar deze veerkracht, die voor sporters zelf lastig te bepalen is. Zij krijgen hiervoor een ZonMw subsidie ter waarde van 750.000 euro uit het programma Sport en Bewegen. Het totale budget is ruim 1,2 miljoen euro.
    Producer/AuthorSander van Lien
    URLhttps://www.rug.nl/gmw/psychology/news/using-smart-technology-to-tackle-sports-injuries-and-mental-dips
    PersonsRuud den Hartigh, Wouter Frencken
  • TitleUsing smart technology to tackle sports injuries and mental dips
    Media name/outletUniversity of Groningen website
    Media typeWeb
    CountryNetherlands
    Date04/09/2019
    DescriptionIntensive training sessions and the disappointments that come with losing competitions are just some of the many stressors that form an integral part of an athlete’s career. Failure to recover fully from such stressors renders an athlete vulnerable to physical injury or mental dips. That’s where resilience comes in. Resilience is vital to athletes’ ability to stay fit and perform well. Vital it may be, but it is also notoriously difficult to define. Over the next few years, researchers from the University of Groningen and the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) will be researching this elusive quality in cooperation with other organizations, including three professional football clubs (FC Groningen, PSV and Vitesse), the University of Leiden, the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science and the HAN University of Applied Sciences. The Sport and Exercise research programme of the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) has awarded the project a subsidy of € 750,000. The total budget is a little over € 1.2 million.
    Producer/AuthorSander van Lien
    URLhttps://www.rug.nl/gmw/psychology/news/using-smart-technology-to-tackle-sports-injuries-and-mental-dips
    PersonsRuud den Hartigh, Wouter Frencken

Keywords

  • Soccer
  • Healthy aging
  • Sport and exercise
  • Resilience
  • Coping
  • ZonMw
  • Grants
  • Personalized
  • Multidisciplinary