Institut für Sportwissenschaft

Sports Biomechanics and Exercise Science


The III. Department of the Institute of Sports Science is concerned with education and research in a broad array of sports biomechanics and exercise science. The Research conducted by the Biomechanics Laboratory focuses on the investigation of biomechanical principles of movement in general and their application in sport techniques in particular. Major areas of study include several sub-domains of the disciplines such as developing experimental methods to quantify joint mechanics and muscle properties, conducting training studies to improve motor abilities and techniques in competitive sports such as track and field athletics, or exploring the mechanical behavior of musculoskeletal structures in experiments and simulations in order to understand how muscle properties and joint mechanics govern and influence the coordination of movement.

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