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Research Area - Movement Analysis

Movement Analysis

Because all research questions at the nemolab have a strong emphasis on movement, the acquisition and analysis of movements is a particularly important focus. In addition, movement analyses also provide important insights into the diagnosis of movement disorders. For this reason, the nemolab is also working on developing methods that will allow specific aspects of movement control (e.g., postural control) to be used for diagnostic purposes. The nemolab provides a number of motion capturing systems for the acquisition of human movements that make it possible to capture the kinematics and dynamics of complex movements.

An exemplary project in the field of motion analysis is the development of a measurement and information system for simultaneously acquiring and processing competition data in trampoline gymnastics.

Changes in the competition rules for trampoline gymnastics have extended the criteria for judging performance in a sport that is oriented primarily toward technical composition. The athlete’s flight time has been introduced as an objectively measurable criterion parameter to counter the difficulty and frequent subjectivity when judging movement execution. This is where our cooperation project comes in: It aims to develop a measurement and information system that can provide further data beyond just determining the flight time (e.g., landing positions on the trampoline). This can then be applied in various areas such as competition evaluation, training control, and device adjustment.