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Eduprof Expertmeeting 14-15 April 2011 Groningen …

Eduprof Expertmeeting 14-15 April 2011 Groningen

Workshop Applied Sports Sciences

Presentation about the research programme at the Center for Human Movement Sciences (CHMS), University of Groningen, The Netherlands, by Dr. Joanne Smith

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  • 1. Research Programme Center for Human Movement Sciences (CHMS) Dr. Joanne Smith University Lecturer/Research Coordinator University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) University of Groningen 05/13/11
  • 2. www.rug.nl/bewegingswetenschappen/index 05/13/11 EDUPROF expert meeting
  • 3. General Overview: Human Movement Sciences (Top)Performance Healthy Aging Functional optimisation of daily living Childhood Old Age
  • 4.
    • Approaches
      • Motor behaviour , cognition, (neuro)biomechanics, physiology, (neuro)psychology, motor control, epidemiology
    • Populations
      • Athletes (elite/recreational), people with a disability (intellectual/physical), children from special populations (talented/disabilty)
    • Activities
      • Sport, Physical activity, gait, (dynamic) balance & stability, manual dexterity/upper extremity function
    HMS Groningen: What we do 15 Juni 2010 |
  • 5. Research Organisation Head of Department Sport, Learning & Performance Motor Recovery & Rehabilitation Movement, Health & Aging Prof: Sport Learning & Performance Onderzoekers: 8 (2.76 fte) Prof: Human Movement, Rehabilitation & Functional Recovery Onderzoekers: 10 (2.83 fte) Prof: Healthy Aging Onderzoekers: 7 (2.04 fte) Research Coordinator & Research Committee PhDs: MSc.: BSc.: PhDs: MSc.: BSc.: PhDs: MSc.: BSc.: Management Team Research Coordinator & Research Committee
  • 6. 3 Main Research Lines
    • Sport, Learning & Performance
    • Motor skills in children from special populations
    • Perceptual learning
    • Talent identification & talent development
    • Performance optimisation in ball team sports
    • Interpersonal coordination dynamics
    • Psychological expertise & decision making
    • Perception-action in interceptive actions
    • Human Movement, Rehabilitation & Functional Recovery
    • Neuromechanics & prosthetics
    • Pacing behaviour in people with lower limb disability
    • Rehabilitation in Virtual Reality
    • Restoration of mobility in cyclic (upper body) movements
    • Assessment and identification of children with DCD
    • Central nervous system control of upper limb movements
    • Controlling a movement with and without a tool
    • Role of (visual) information in the navigational control of gait in cluttered environments
    • Mobility of people with a disability during rehabilitation
    • Movement, Health & Aging
    • Gait & Balance control
    • Fall prevention
    • Perceptual-motor control: aging, learning and performance
    • Influence of physical activity on aging process
    • Dynamics of frailty
    • Physical activity in people with intellectual disability
    • Activities of daily living in patients with parkinson’s disease
  • 7. Collaboration (with sports practice)
    • UMCG/RuG
    • NOC-NSF (Olympic Committee)
    • Regional & Provincial Councils
    • Sports governing bodies
    • Talent academies
    • Sports Clubs (Professional & amateur)
    • Hospitals, care homes, schools
    • Industrial/ corporate partners (e.g. Otto Bock, Phillips)
    05/13/11 EDUPROF expert meeting
  • 8. Research designs & specific statistical procedures
    • Facilities
      • Gross Motor Lab
      • Fine Motor Lab
      • Caren Lab (Virtual Reality)
      • Physiology Lab
      • Sports Field Lab (Hanzehooge School, Groningen)
    • Equipment
      • Force plates
      • Optotrak movement registration system
      • Eye tracking (MobilEye)
      • EMG
    05/13/11 EDUPROF expert meeting
  • 9. Research Output
    • Academic profile
      • International peer-reviewed publications
      • PhD completions
      • External funding
      • Book chapters, dutch articles, practice focused reports
    • Societal visibility
      • Popular publications, newspaper articles, television programmes, radio interviews, Smart Movements symposium & book
    16 November 2010 |
  • 10. Output criteria
    • UMCG Strategic Plan 2010-2015
    • International peer-reviewed articles
    • Focus on quality
    • Publish in top 30% of ISI research field
    05/13/11 EDUPROF expert meeting
  • 11. Current opportunities for collaboration
    • Student exchanges (bachelor, master and PhD projects)
    • Visiting staff collaborations
    • Groningen Lectures in Movement Sciences (GLMS)
    05/13/11 EDUPROF expert meeting
  • 12. Future Plans/Developments
    • Increase internal & external collaboration
    • Internationalisation
    05/13/11 EDUPROF expert meeting Fundamental theory Applied practice
  • 13. Thank you for your attention Bedankt 10 May 2010 | For more information: www.rug.nl/bewegingswetenschappen/index [email_address]