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CODE 84386
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
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

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

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

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
18/01/2023 15:00 GENOVA Orale
30/01/2023 09:30 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