Research Programme at the Center for Human Movement Sciences


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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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Research Programme at the Center for Human Movement Sciences

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