Prototyping the design of sports equipment


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Knowledge, skills and competences corresponding to the first
semester of the Master’s programme in Sports Technology.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about the sports product industry in relation to prototyping
  • Have knowledge about available design solutions for typical sport equipment
  • Have knowledge of production processes typical for sports equipment
  • Can explain the product lifecycle from conceptual design, implementation and manufacturing including recycling
  • Is able to understand the technical specifications of different design elements of a prototype


  • Can apply theories related to mechanical interface and electrical circuits on sports equipment
  • Can apply an embedded technology in relation to sports
  • Can design the function of a sports product in connection with the human body
  • Can perform usability tests of sports products


  • Can evaluate the needs of an athlete with respect to training/performance and perform a synthesis of relevant design requirements of a sports product that may enhance training/performance
  • Can contribute to design of sport equipment with relevant professionals in science or industry (e.g. engineers, product analysis specialists, equipment producers)
  • Can interact with stakeholders about the scientific and sports technological aspects of the designed product




Name of examPrototyping the design of sports equipment
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Please consult the Moodle page for your semester and contact the semester coordinator if you have academic questions, or the study secretary if you have administrative questions.

All other enquiries may be directed to Malene Møller Knudsen, secretary of the Study Board.

Facts about the module

Danish titleDesign, udvikling og afprøvning af idrætsudstyr
Module codeSTIIDT20K2_7
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Sports Science and Public Health
DepartmentDepartment of Health Science and Technology
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine