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Sport Biomechanics and Injury Prevention

Objectives
We aim to study musculoskeletal biomechanics related to sports performance, mobility, and injury. Our research projects involve experimental measures of human movement dynamics and computer-based modelling efforts. A key focus of the laboratory is the prevention of fall-related injury (e.g., traumatic brain injury, hip fracture, spine injury) in older adults. Particularly, we seek to understand biomechanical and physiological risk factors for injury and mobility impairment in older adults, and to develop and evaluate novel interventions for injury prevention. Our goal is to conduct high-quality and evidence-based research that will lead to significant impact on people’s health and quality of life.
Themes
Mobility Patterns and Fall Mechanisms in Older Adults
  • Physical activity monitoring and gait analysis
  • Video analysis on the biomechanics of falls
    (in collaboration with the Injury Prevention and Mobility Laboratory at Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Risk Factors Associated with Injury
Risk Factors Associated with Injury
  • Risk factors for fall-related injuries (e.g., head injury, hip fracture) in older adults
  • Biomechanical risk factors for injuries (e.g., head, knee) in sports
Strategies for Injury Prevention
Strategies for Injury Prevention
  • Education to increase public awareness and knowledge for injury prevention
  • Physical activity programs to enhance mobility and strength in older adults
  • Protective gear for injury prevention
    (e.g., head gear, hip protector)
Key Projects
  • A Multicomponent Exercise Program to Enhance Mobility of Older Adults in Care Facilities
  • Development and Evaluation of A Novel Hip Protector through 3D-printing Technology
  • Strategies to Prevent Falls and Hip Fracture in Older Adults in Care Homes through Technology and Education
  • Choice-Based Programs for Physical Activity Promotion for Older Adults
  • Associations between Fall Biomechanics and Injury Patterns among Older Adults in Residential Care, through Analysis of Falls in Long Term Care
  • Dynamic Balance and Movement Patterns among Chronic Low Back Pain Patients
  • Mechanisms and Severity of Head Impact in Collegiate Soccer Players
  • Biomechanical Effect of Sport Garments on Sports Performance and Injury Risk
Key Facilities and Equipment
Vicon Motion Capture System for Kinematic Measurements
Vicon Motion Capture System for Kinematic Measurements
Kistler and AMTI Force Plates to Measure Body Sway and Forces
Kistler and AMTI Force Plates to Measure Body Sway and Forces
Noraxon Wireless EMG Sensors for Muscle Activity Measurement
Noraxon Wireless EMG Sensors for Muscle Activity Measurement
GAITRite Computerized Walkway for Gait Analysis
GAITRite Computerized Walkway for Gait Analysis
FallScreen - Physiological Profile Assessment (PPA)
FallScreen - Physiological Profile Assessment (PPA)
Xsens Wireless Motion Tracker
Xsens Wireless Motion Tracker
Our Team
Leader
PhD Students
Members
Mr Oscar Cheuk-yin HO, Research Assistant
+852 3943 0649
cy.ho@link.cuhk.edu.hk
Mr Jack Hong-yat LI, Part-time Research Assistant
+852 3943 0649
hongyatli@cuhk.edu.hk
Ms Kris Ka-po CHAN, Part-time Research Assistant
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