Biomechanical Evaluation of Movement in Sport and Exercise

The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Guide, 2nd edition

Edited by Carl Payton

© 2016 – Routledge

264 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415632669
pub: 2016-06-14
Hardback: 9780415632645
pub: 2016-06-14
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About the Book

Now in a fully updated and revised new edition, this is still the only up-to-date, practical guide to the use of technology in sport and exercise biomechanics. It includes detailed explanations of the key theory underlying biomechanics testing and measurement, along with advice concerning choice of equipment and using equipment effectively.

The second edition includes two completely new chapters, on qualitative movement analysis and the assessment of movement coordination, and covers every key functional area in the biomechanics curriculum, including:

  • motion analysis using video and on-line systems
  • measurement of force and pressure
  • measurement of power using isokinetic dynamometry
  • electromyography
  • computational simulation and modelling of human movement
  • research methodologies
  • data processing

Published in association with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), the book includes contributions from world leading researchers and pioneers in the field of sport and exercise biomechanics. Biomechanical Evaluation of Movement in Sport and Exercise is a must-have text for all biomechanics laboratories and for any student undertaking a research project or taking a course in methods, measurement or analysis in biomechanics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Qualitative Movement Analysis 3. Assessing Movement Coordination 4. Motion Analysis Using Video 5. Motion Analysis Using On-Line Systems 6. Force and Pressure Measurement 7. Surface Electromyography 8. Isokinetic Dynamometry 9. Data Processing and Error Estimation 10. Research Methods in Biomechanics 11. Computer Simulation Modelling

About the Series

BASES Sport and Exercise Science

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Sports Medicine