School of Health Sciences
Exercise Science: Pre-Professional
Biomechanics, technology, sports
Leckrone, Timothy, "The Application of Biomechanical Technology in Sports" (2021). Senior Honors Theses. 1068.
Technology in biomechanics encompasses eight major categories: artificial optical devices, anthropometry, timing devices, electrogoniometry, electromyography, dynamometry, inertial tracking systems, and modeling and simulation. As technology improves and becomes more accessible to the general population, it becomes easier to implement biomechanical technology into sports. For each area of focus, biomechanical technology has numerous points of current application or potential application. This application has benefit in injury prevention, technique improvement, rule enforcement, performance optimization, overall health and condition analysis, sports timing, and product development and testing. This thesis examines each area in turn as well as the various tools implemented in order to provide an overview of how athletes, coaches, and trainers can benefit from their application.