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Academic Research

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Sports Biomechanics

In comparison with other studies in sports science, sports biomechanics is a young but fast-developing branch of learning with its great research breadth and depth. Concrete studies include: anthropometry (the establishment of parameters of human limbs), the construction of biomechanical models, the research and development of calculation and analysis softwares about kinematics and dynamics, the analysis of sports technology, the research and design of sports equipment, computer simulation of human motion, the research into sports injury mechanisms, the research of sports behavior, among other objects.

Sport biomechanics mainly deals with human motion, with its research approaches divided into measurement methods and analytical methods, including kinemetry, dynamometry, anthropometry, and electromyography, also known as EMG (Ballreich, 1995). Kinemetry deals with locations, velocity, and acceleration of human limbs; dynamometry takes forces that trigger human motion as parameters; anthropometry measures lengths, circumferences and inertial parameters (such as mass, motion of inertia) of human limbs; electromyography evaluates the neural control of muscle contractions.

The research group was founded in 1974, the heyday of sports biomechanics research all over the globe. Recently, every year our graduate students publish papers on conferences held by International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) and produce fruitful research results.
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