Perspectives for analysis of sports movement

04.03.2019

Throughout the 20th century, technological inventions have contributed to change our lifestyles. Currently, the rapid development of digital technologies has changed our relationship to the world surrounding us in a very short period of time. These (r)evolutions have, of course, a major impact on how we conduct research in the field of human movement sciences.

The three main methods of analysing the biomechanics of sport movements are movement phases, free body diagrams and deterministic models. Movement phases and free body diagrams are more frequently used by coaches and sports scientists, whereas deterministic models are used in more complex movement analysis and therefore more often in sports research.