Sport Technology and Biomechanics University of Tsukuba
Students will learn the rationale of biomechanics and hydrodynamics behind the development of sports gears or high competitive performance, and discuss the methods and problems of the latest athlete's traing. Students will be able to address the technological challenges in modern sports.
Students will learn the rationale of biomechanics behind the high competitive ability, and discuss the methods and problems of athletes' training. Students will be able to address the technological challenges in modern sports.
(1) Brief report for each lecture (50%) Send a short report (summary of lecture, comments, questions, and your opinions) to Manaba by next lecture. (2) Final Reports (50%) Topics for final reports will be announced around early June. Create two final reports based on two topics you chose (each ~1500 words including references). Examples of topics from previous years are provided below. Once ready, submit two reports to Manaba by 4th of July (2359 hrs), 2023. (3) Examples of previous topics Examples: 1) Describe what kind of sporting equipment will be able to demonstrate better performance by applying computational mechanics (Matsuda sensei) 2) Discuss how Biomechanics can improve sports performance (Fujimoto sensei) 3) Describe the mechanism of human balance and/or movement through the lens of Biomechanics: What can you do to make your movement quicker and faster? Why and under what conditions do you lose your balance during activities of daily living? (Fujimoto sensei) 4) Suggest a method to improve the performance of a sport motion which you have done or you like, with reasons of its effectiveness. (Koike sensei) 5) Suggest an equipment for improve the performance of a sport motion which you have done or you like, with reasons of its effectiveness. (Koike sensei) 6) You are a biomechanicst and require supporting either athlete below. Select one of the athletes and articulate how you can support your athlete to enhance her/his performance using the knowledge you learned in the lectures. i) Javelin thrower ii) Backstroke swimmer (Kudo sensei) 7) Describe your opinions about a relationship between sports gear development and regulations. (Kudo sensei)
Date Lecture Title / Key Reading Assignments April 13 Thu Lecture 1 Introduction by Shigetada Kudo April 20 Thu Lecture 2 Shigetada Kudo, Measurements of kinematics variables April 27 Thu Lecture 3 Sekiya Koike/Shigetada Kudo, Measurement of kinematic variables at lab May 11 Thu Lecture 4 Shigetada Kudo, Analysis of kinematic variables May 18 Thu Lecture 5 Shigetada Kudo, Swimming biomechanics 1 May 25 Thu Lecture 6 Shigetada Kudo, Swimming biomechanics 2 June 1 Thu Lecture 7 Masahiro Fujimoto, Biomechanics of Human Balance and Movement 1 June 8 Thu Lecture 8 Masahiro Fujimoto, Biomechanics of Human Balance and Movement 2 June 15 Thu Lecture 9 Akihiro Matsuda, Computational mechanics of sports equipment June 22 Thu Lecture 10 Sekiya Koike, speed generating mechanism in high speed swing motion *Power Point file of each lecture will be uploaded on Manaba a week before.
Online Course Requirement
Kudo Shigetada,Koike Sekiya,Matsuda Akihiro
Sincerity, no lateness, no permission to leave the classroom in the midst of the coursework.
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