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Sport biomechanics and wearables: can we move from lab to field testing?

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Wearable technologies are a major growth industry in the UK and worldwide, showing a constant interest towards the development and improvement of sensors and algorithms for application in the sport, exercise, and broader health area. Although a variety of products are currently on the market there is a need for a sound scientific approach in their validation and more evidence-base for their application to the different aspects of performance and/or health monitoring, especially when biomechanical features of movement execution are the focus of the analysis. In this talk I will discuss the current state of the art of sport biomechanics and its use of wearables for the prevention, assessment, and management of sport-related musculoskeletal injuries. Also, I will outline some of our current research projects, which aim to bring sound biomechanical assessment from the lab to the field and make it accessible to a much wider group of users.

Bio: Ezio Preatoni is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Biomechanics and Motor Control at the University of Bath, UK. He obtained the Laura degree (BSc + MSc) in biomedical Engineering (2003) and completed my PhD in Bioengineering (2007) at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. His research interests include human movement dynamics and coordination, with a specific focus on sports biomechanics, and on the use, development and integration of novel methods for the assessment of motor skills, learning, technique, injury mechanisms and injury prevention.

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