Biomechanical training load monitoring in sport and exercise: Is AI the missing link?

  • 21 April 2023
  • 2pm
  • Haslegrave Building Room N112

Title: Biomechanical training load monitoring in sport and exercise: Is AI the missing link?

Abstract: Knowledge of tissue-specific loads on the muscles, bones, tendons, and ligaments of the human musculoskeletal system has implications for the prescription and monitoring of exercises across clinical, sporting, and occupational rehabilitation. These loads can currently be estimated via laboratory and/or computer simulation methods. However, any field-based assessment of musculoskeletal loading requires non-invasive and unobtrusive measures of both motion and force as inputs to physics-based and/or machine learning models. Realistic solutions from video-based or minimal wearable sensor systems likely require the prediction of continuous signals from mechanically-related input signals. This presentation will explain the concept and application of internal biomechanical training load, outline current attempts to monitor it in the field, and discuss the potential role of AI in bridging the gap between laboratory and field-based biomechanics research.

Speaker Bio: Dr Stuart McErlain-Naylor is a Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University. He is also a Vice President for the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports. His current research looks to integrate wearable technology and musculoskeletal modelling to provide tissue-specific estimates of musculoskeletal loading during sports training and/or rehabilitation.

Host: A Soltoggio

Organiser: S Fatima

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