Dr. Gavin Williams – Wheelchair Basketball

gavinwilliamsGav researches and develops equipment for alternatively-abled athletes as a post-doctoral research associate at the Sports Technology Institute at Loughborough University.  One of his current projects is development of wheelchair basketball chairs.  These highly-regulated chairs probably have more in common with elite-level road racing bikes than their everyday transportation equivalents.  Gav talks about the challenges of developing customized elite-level equipment while remaining inside the limits set by governing bodies.  He also tells us a bit about 2012′s Paralympics.  Enjoy!

 

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