Dominic Orth awarded Take-Off Grant

Dominic Orth, postdoc at FGB, was in December 2018 awarded an NWO take-off grant of €40k for the project Meta-grip’: monitoring grip force to minimize hand injuries and improve climbing performance. Dominic and his team at Climb-fx were awarded the grant to offer evidence-based injury prevention among climbers, where 40% of the injuries are due to overuse of hands and fingers. They have developed the 'Meta-grip' and aim to help climbers monitor their progression and training, prevent injuries and improve performance.