On Wednesday April 11 UC’s sport science lab hosted 70 Canterbury secondary school students as part of New Zealand’s second annual National Biomechanics Day.
As part of a MBIE funded national project, The Big Experiment, students wore IMeasureU sensors and vertical jumps were recorded of around 1000 national participants.
Students visiting UC were put through their paces through maximum power cycling tests, used a radar gun to measure throwing speed, and compared this to their grip strength.
Christ’s College students also tried out the Zepp golf swing app, supporting their NCEA biomechanics unit on golf, while Hillmorton High School checked out their balance and stability using UC’s new slackline.
Burnside High School’s senior science students also participated in NBD. UC’s tuakana and sport coaching students led the activities. A very enjoyable day was had by all, evident from the smiles all around and some huge efforts from students during each session.