Biomechanical Evaluation of Movement in Sport and Exercise

The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Guide

Edited by Carl Payton, Roger Bartlett

© 2008 – Routledge

232 pages

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About the Book

Published in association with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences, this is the only up-to-date, practical guide to using the range of biomechanics movement analysis machines, equipment and software available today. It includes detailed explanations of the key theory underlying biomechanics testing, along with advice concerning choice of equipment and how to use your laboratory equipment most effectively. The book covers the following important topics in detail:

  • motion analysis using video and on-line systems
  • measurement of force and pressure in the laboratory and field
  • measurement of power using isokinetic dynamometry
  • electromyography
  • computational simulation and modelling of human movement
  • research methodologies, data processing and data smoothing.

Contributors include world leading researchers and pioneers such as Roger Bartlett, Carl Payton, Vasilios (Bill) Baltzopoulos, Adrian Burden, John H. Challis, and computer modelling maestro Fred Yeadon. Biomechanical Evaluation of Movement in Sport and Exercise is a must-have text for all biomechanics laboratories and students undertaking research.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction R.M. Bartlett Chapter 2: Motion analysis using video C.J. Payton Chapter 3: Motion analysis using on-line systems C.E. Milner Chapter 4: Force and pressure measurement A. Lees & M. Lake Chapter 5: Surface electromyography A. Burden Chapter 6: Isokinetic dynamometry V. Baltzopoulos Chapter 7: Data Processing & Error Estimation J.H. Challis Chapter 8: Research Methods: Sample Size and Variability Effects on Statistical Power D.R. Mullineaux Chapter 9: Computer simulation modelling in sport M.R. Yeadon & M.A. King Appendices

About the Editors

Roger Bartlett is Associate Professor in the School of Physical Education, University of Otago, New Zealand.

Carl Payton is Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

About the Series

BASES Sport and Exercise Science

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HEA007000
HEALTH & FITNESS / Exercise
SPO000000
SPORTS & RECREATION / General