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Sports Biomechanics and Motor Control Research Group

Methods in sports biomechanics

ben on cybex machine Many of the methodologically based research articles listed below are related to computer simulation modelling. In order to demonstrate that a model is an accurate representation of reality it is necessary to carry out a quantitative evaluation of the model using performance data on an individual subject.

As a consequence there is a need to determine subject-specific model parameters such as segmental inertia and joint torque strength. Various techniques for the determination of these parameters have been developed by the Sports Biomechanics and Motor Control Research Group.

The image above shows Ben Challenger undergoing testing on a Cybex isokinetic dynamometer.

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