Sport biomechanics is a science that combines biology and mechanics. The main objective of sport biomechanics is, in active aspect, to enhance sport performance and, in passive aspect, to prevent injury. Due to the wide scope of applications, sports biomechanics has developed into more and more research fields which primarily cover the internal part of human body (musculoskeletal biomechanics), performance of human body (movement analysis) as well as the external part of human body (sport equipment design). Furthermore, research methodology in sports biomechanics has kept progressing as the new advanced instrumentation continues to be developed. Many active and passive automated capture analysis systems have joined the line of analysis and greatly increased the accuracy and speed. In addition to the progress of movement analysis methods, the development of sensor also makes detecting body signals possible and opens the studies of statics and kinetics. Due to the rapid progress of computer technology, computer simulation has been able to be applied in biomechanics which requires faster computation speed when dealing with the complex structure and nonlinear property of human body as well as complicated movement created by human. The advancement of technology and computer has enhanced the width and depth of sports biomechanics study with more complex movement, more microcosmic changes, more precise analysis and prompter feedback. Therefore, the trend of future sports biomechanics will lead to the following directions: far more accurate and complex computer simulation, prompter information feedback analysis, more sensors being used and expanded for more applications, integrate studies of different fields, and combine with sport industry to proceed practical studies.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|