It is in a laboratory at Luleå University of Technology that the ramp has been built up. Sensors are attached to each runner that measure the movement behavior.
The stone material on the ramp is in gneiss to mimic conditions in Sweden. The purpose is to investigate how running on steep slopes affects the body and the significance of the design of shoes and soles.
– Long races in nature, which include steep slopes, are becoming increasingly popular, says Ulrik Röijezon.
The test is a part of a Pilot Study, which is intended to form the basis of a more comprehensive research study.
– We are now investigating running in with different types of shoes and slope on the ramp, says Ulrik Röijezon.