Special Issue "Researching Sports Biomechanics for Disabled People"
A special issue of Sports (ISSN 2075-4663).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2021) | Viewed by 39282
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Disabled people compete at high levels in several sport disciplines and physical activity for this population has become a high interest area of study in biomechanics. However, the traditional research approach in biomechanics needs to be adapted to cope with the unique requirements of disabled people. In order to help them with their functional disabilities, researchers need to re-think their methods of investigations. Paralympic athletes compete in both individual and team sports, locomotive and non-locomotive disciplines, short-lasting high-intensity and long-lasting low-intensity efforts, etc. Sport is acknowledged as being of immense value to sedentary disabled people as well. As is already the case with able-bodied people, sports science is in part required to support performance improvement. This applies to both training and racing among other sport disciplines.
The following are examples of some of the potential topics in sports biomechanics for disabled people: How much mechanical and metabolic work/power is needed in different sports; how do mechanical and metabolic work/power relate to each other; how is motor control successfully managed in different sports; how can sports equipment be adapted to users; and which are the most effective testing and training protocols.
The aim of this Special Issue is to advance knowledge regarding biomechanics for disabled people practicing sport or simply exercising for fitness or entertainment purposes, in terms of testing and training assessment.
Prof. Luca Paolo Ardigo
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- physical activity
- metabolic expenditure
- motor control
- sport technology