Author Information

Rachel BauerFollow

Is this project an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty project?

Undergraduate

individual

Poster Session

Authors' Class Standing

Rachel Bauer, Junior

Lead Presenter's Name

Rachel Bauer

Faculty Mentor Name

David Keck

Abstract

Recovery after athletic events on airplanes can be accomplished through a variety of therapeutic modalities. Heat, ice, smart toilets, wearable garments, and pneumatic compression devices are just some options available to athletes. This research reviews the literature of athletic recovery in light of the challenges and opportunities of air travel. The researcher evaluates the work already undertaken by the Nike-Teague collaborative design as well as the development of the Sukhoi SportJet. The researcher conducted an extensive literature review to analyze current research to find common themes and gaps within the body of knowledge. It is concluded that while recovery methods during air travel exist, there is a need for more research to determine the best techniques and methods for recovery during flight. This study also proposes a longer-term project to prove which different types of therapeutic modalities can be used to assist an athlete with recovery for the duration of a flight. This study would involve taking athletes on a flight to directly test the different recovery methods proposed by the researcher. Data from this study could help legitimate investing millions of dollars in aircraft such as the ones developed by Nike-Teague and Sukhoi; airplanes especially-designed for athletes.

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

No

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Athletic Recovery on Airplanes

Recovery after athletic events on airplanes can be accomplished through a variety of therapeutic modalities. Heat, ice, smart toilets, wearable garments, and pneumatic compression devices are just some options available to athletes. This research reviews the literature of athletic recovery in light of the challenges and opportunities of air travel. The researcher evaluates the work already undertaken by the Nike-Teague collaborative design as well as the development of the Sukhoi SportJet. The researcher conducted an extensive literature review to analyze current research to find common themes and gaps within the body of knowledge. It is concluded that while recovery methods during air travel exist, there is a need for more research to determine the best techniques and methods for recovery during flight. This study also proposes a longer-term project to prove which different types of therapeutic modalities can be used to assist an athlete with recovery for the duration of a flight. This study would involve taking athletes on a flight to directly test the different recovery methods proposed by the researcher. Data from this study could help legitimate investing millions of dollars in aircraft such as the ones developed by Nike-Teague and Sukhoi; airplanes especially-designed for athletes.

 

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