SPORTS BIOMECHANICS

SPORTS BIOMECHANICS

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Code
84386
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8725 Bioengineering (LM-21) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 9269 Mechanical Engineering - Design and Production (LM-33) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/12
LANGUAGE
Italian (English on demand)
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Bioengineering)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Human movement and gestures in sports are generally optimized to obtain a high performance. Athletes adopt particular strategies to obtain resistance, force, precision or power. Sports biomechanics studies gesture and movement execution both by measurements and modelling to describe it and to determine its crucial characteristics. This approach is of interest in general biomechanics also, and it can be exported in different fields.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge of experimental methods and analytic or numerical techniques, to study human movement with reference to sports activities.

Ability to analyze simple gestures by integrating experimental measurements and biomechanical models. Basic ergonomics elements.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Student will familiarize with systems and methods for measurement of human movement and of associated forces, in sports. She/he will be able to use dynamic simulation environments applied to biomechanics. She/he will understand the integration of measurement data and biomechanical models for a quantitative study of sports activities.

Teaching methods

Combination of lectures and laboratory activities

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Modelling and simulation of human movement
Biomechanical measurements
Analysis of motion gestures and sports activities
Elements of ergonomics

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Mc Ginnis, P.M. Biomechanics of Sport and exercise, Human Kinetics, 2013

Bartlett, R Sports Biomechanics, Routledge, 2nd ed., 2007

Hong, Y, Bartlett, R, Routledge Handbook of Biomechanics and Human Movement Science, Routledge,  2010

Winter, D A Biomechanics and motor control of human movement, 3rd ed., Wiley 2009

Legnani G., Palmieri G., Fassi I. Introduzione alla biomeccanica dello sport, Città Studi,2018

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

FRANCESCO CRENNA (President)

GIANCARLO CASSINI

MARTA BERARDENGO

GIOVANNI BATTISTA ROSSI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Combination of lectures and laboratory activities

ORARI

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SPORTS BIOMECHANICS

EXAMS

Exam description

The final examination is based on:

  • The discussion of a technical document realized by small groups of students (3-4) regarding the study of a sport gesture. Students can submit a standard document or they can present the activity by a slide show. A discussion is possible on specific aspects of the work.
  • An open question regarding the methodological aspects considered in the course, during standard lectures or lab sessions.

Assessment methods

Discussion on the topics of the course; presentation and discussion of a report on a laboratory experience.