Movement Analysis of Sport: from the laboratory to the field


Methods and techniques for movement analysis, developed in clinical settings, were successively adapted and applied in sport contexts. The two main goals, closely linked to each other, are performance improvement and injury prevention/rehabilitation.
These aims involve several aspects, from technique assessment to evaluation of motor capacities, from kinematic analysis to evaluation of the metabolic cost.
Recently, thanks to the diffusion of wearable sensors in the field, this type of biomechanical evaluation has moved from the laboratory to the training and competition settings, allowing a more realistic assessment of sport techniques and of the biomechanical adaptations occurring in athletes.
The aim of the course is to provide an overview of the state of the art and of future perspectives relevant to the biomechanical evaluation of sport technique, highlighting how biomechanics is becoming more and more integrated into evaluations performed by coaches and physical trainers.



09:00-09:45     Evaluation of the training load and of the competitive performance
Speaker: Carlo Castagna

09:45-10:10     Magneto-inertial sensors and evaluation of the motor capacity
Speaker: Elena Bergamini

10:10-10:30     External forces for the evaluation of injury risk and performance potential
Speaker: Valentina Camomilla

10:30-11:15     Biomechanical analysis of the sport technique
Speaker: Silvia Fantozzi

11:15-12:00     Metabolic cost and mechanical work
Speaker: Gaspare Pavei

12:00-12:45     Use of the GPS during training and competition
Speaker: Lorenzo Francini


  • Federica Vannetti, IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
  • Francesco Esposito, Fondazione In Cammino, Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • Laura Fabbri, IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
  • Filippo Gerli, IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
  • Marco Freddolini, Fondazione In Cammino, Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • Sara Matteoli, Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • Silvia Pancani, IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
  • Guido Pasquini, IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi


  • March 2018: Call for Abstracts and Opening of Registrations
  • May, 15th 2018: Deadline for Abstract Submission
  • May, 31st 2018: New Deadline for Abstracts Submission!
  • June 30th 2018: Abstracts Acceptance Deadline
  • July 5th 2018New abstracts acceptance deadline!
  • July, 31th 2018: Deadline for Early Bird Registration
  • September, 21st 2018: Deadline for Registration
  • September, 26th 2018: NEW DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION


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Ph. + 39 055 2639073
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