Special Issue "Movement Analysis"
A special issue of Journal of Functional Morphology and Kinesiology (ISSN 2411-5142).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Interests: biomechanics; musculoskeletal anatomy; movement analysis; electromyography; sport physical therapy; test methodology
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Interests: sport physiology; movement analysis; electromyography; kinesiology; neuromuscular physiology; machine learning
Movement analysis encompasses multiple scientific goals, including the clinical evaluation of movement disorders and the performance-related assessment of sport-specific movement patterns. Motor skill development and acquisition, movement optimization for both performance improvement, and rehabilitation purposes are the key fields of study in which the analysis of functional static and dynamic movement is of great importance. For these purposes, motor tasks, such as walking, up-right posture, jumping, sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit, various sport skills, jumping and landing, and associated tasks to motor constraints performed by different populations, have been observed using 3-D kinematic motion systems, accelerometers, gyroscopes, force sensors and dynamometers, force platforms, electromyography, and computational systems of movement analysis. The advances in tracking technologies launched spatiotemporal possibilities, resulting in more accurate and reliable analysis, as well as real-time information of musculoskeletal activity and its mechanical causes. Since motor development depends on multi-dimensional interactions between the subject/patient and the environment, movement analysis models need to focus on relationships between muscular geometry and joint complexity without neglecting associated motor constraints (due to, e.g., injury). The discussion on modeling movement in the different domains and the tools that should be used to do so, continues to be a topic of interest to those who are interested human movement. Consequently, the aim of this Special Issue is to contribute with research articles that put methodologies of movement analysis in a context of motor constraints providing fundamental information to help coaches, physiotherapists, physicians, and other health professionals to prevent injury, evaluate and eventually enhance (athletic) performance and function.
Prof. Dr. Jan Cabri
Dr. Luís Silva
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- movement analysis
- fiber optic sensors
- functional rehabilitation
- gait analysis
- inertial sensors
- instrument validation
- motor function
- sport-specific movement
- three-dimensional computational systems
- wearable systems
- injury prevention