NTNU Centre for Elite Sports Research (SenTIF)

Sports requirements, technique and physiological responses of Paralympic athletes in Nordic skiing and ice sledge hockey, with a special focus on the effects of disability and adapted equipment on achieving high-level performance


In this project we are conducting a series of studies focusing on test development to measure and understand technique and physiological capacities of ice sledge hockey and Nordic sit ski athletes.

In collaboration with Olympiatoppen, the Centre for Sports Facilities and Technology (SIAT) and the Department of Engineering Design and Materials (IPM), a project was set up to develop equipment in ice sledge hockey. The aim of the project was to develop and optimize the ice sledge hockey seat of the Norwegian national team to be used during the Olympics in Sochi 2014.


The following people from NTNU are involved in this project:

Other partners in this project are:

  • Nord-Trøndelag University College, NIH
  • Bergen University College
  • Lillehammer University College