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SPORTS BIOMECHANICS

CODE 84386
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 9269 INGEGNERIA MECCANICA - PROGETTAZIONE E PRODUZIONE(LM-33) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 11159 BIOENGINEERING(LM-21) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/12
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    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 analytical and numerical techniques for the study of human movement with particular reference to sports activities. Ability to analyze simple motor gestures by integrating models and measurements. 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)

    MARTA BERARDENGO

    GIANCARLO CASSINI

    GIOVANNI BATTISTA ROSSI (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    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

    Evaluation will consider the ability to synthesize information in order to apply methods to a specific test case. Beside that, ability to think critically will be evaluated considering the discussion of obtained results and possible future developments.

    The open question aims to evaluate methods comprehension. A proper engineering / biomechanical language and terminology is required

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    18/01/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    01/02/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    14/02/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    22/06/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    07/07/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    21/07/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
    08/09/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale