PhD Tron Krosshaug
Area of Expertise: Biomechanics, motion analysis, strength training technique, injury mechanisms and risk factors for ACL injuries, ankle injuries, head injuries in ball/team sports and alpine sports.
Tron Krosshaug, PhD is an associate professor at the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center and the Department of Sports Medicine at the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. His main research area is sports injury prevention, with a primary focus on biomechanical analysis of serious knee injuries in various sports. He defended his PhD thesis on the topic "Video analysis of the mechanisms for ACL injuries" in August 2006. In the PhD work he developed a new method for extracting detailed joint motion from videos of real injury situations. The method is used by researchers world-wide to investigate e.g. ankle sprains and head impacts in various sports.
Krosshaug is also an entrepreneur, running the company Muscle Animations that is developing 3D animations of strength training exercises, including biomechanical analyses. For this work, he has won several prices. In October 2015, Muscle Animations launched a free app, in collaboration with the Norwegian Diabetes federation, sponsored by the Norwegian directorate of Health. The app includes state-of-the-art intuitive 3D animations of strength training exercises, illustrating how persons at any level can get effective workouts without external weights. The app is downloaded by more than 35.000 Norwegians