For this article, published in April 2011, Plus, our free online maths magazine, interviewed leading researchers in sports technology and engineering to learn more about their work with athletes in a range of sports.

Further reading and external links

Read more about sports engineering in the Ingenia article 'Fair Game' by Dr David James.

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