Biomechanical Principles and Applications in Sports, 1st ed. 2019

Coordinators: Pallis Jani Macari, McNitt-Gray Jill L., Hung George K.

Language: Anglais

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290 p. · 15.5x23.5 cm · Hardback

This book provides an overview of biomedical applications in sports, including reviews of the current state-of-the art methodologies and research areas. Basic principles with specific case studies from different types of sports and suggested student activities or homework type problems are included. Equipment design and manufacturing, quantitative evaluation methods, and sports medicine are given special focus.  It can be used as a textbook in a sports technology or sports engineering program, and is also ideal for graduate students and researchers in biomedical engineering, physics, and sports physiology, as well as professional athletes and coaches interested in gaining a deeper understanding of biomechanics and exercise physiology to improve athletic performance.

Part 1: Equipment Design and Manufacturing.- Best Design and Innovation Practices.- Equipment Design Methodology.- Ergonomics and/or Biomechanics.- Equipment Design.- Facility Design.- Performance Tracking: Analytics, Transmissions, Camera Networking, Feedback to the Athlete.- Material Selection.- Manufacturing Practices: Sustainability, Cost Reduction, Environmental Friendly and Sustainable Approaches.- Part 2: Quantitative Evaluation Methods.- Experimental Methods.- Data  Collection/Acquisition Techniques and Technology: Instrumentation, Software.- Experimentation Techniques.- Wind Tunnels.- Camera Systems.- Gait Systems.- Examples of Custom Built Systems from Different Sports.- Overview of Numerical Methods.- Computational Modeling.- Wearable Sensors.- Part 3: Sports Medicine and Bioengineering.- Sports Medicine: Injury Epidemiology.- Traumatic Brain Injury: Equipment Design Considerations, Evaluation of Equipment and Training Effectiveness.- Rehabilitation.- Sports Protective Equipment.- Part 4: Special Topics.- Life Cycle: Considering Gender, Age and Ability Differences.- Methodology and Considerations Equipment Design for Individuals with Disabilities.- Science and Engineering Transfer: Communicating the New Science/Technology to Coaches, Trainers, Athletes.- Tissue Engineering and Biomechanics. 

Jani Macari Pallis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bridgeport and CEO of Cislunar Aerospace, Inc.

Jill L. McNitt-Gray is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California.

George K. Hung is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University.


Shares many tips and insights into biomechanics and exercise physiology for performance enhancement and injury prevention and safety

Broadens readers’ understanding of the state-of-the-art in equipment design and manufacturing and quantitative evaluation methods

Provides supporting instructor materials such as slide sets, suggested student activities, and problem and solution sets