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Chapter 13 Summary

  • In this chapter, many of the methods used to analyse and record data in sports biomechanics have been introduced.
  • Biomechanical researchers have proposed models to apply the principles of mechanics to qualitative analysis of human movement.
  • Many authors have made contributions to this area, however only a selected number were reviewed.
  • The reader is introduced to qualitative models and quantitative techniques and their appropriateness is discussed.
  • Quantitative techniques used to measure specific biomechanical parameters include force plates, EMG, cinematography, accelerometry and isokinetic dynamometers to name but a few.
  • Some advantages, limitations and reporting methods are covered.