Synopsis:This workshop aims to equip participants with the fundamental knowledge of applied sports biomechanics and how they may use it to assess sports skills for correct coaching/teaching feedback. Through this workshop, participants will get to know the various modes of analyses and simple underlying key concepts and strategies that would facilitate such an assessment systematically. They will also be introduced to lab and non-lab-based technologies that could simplify the process to capture and analyze the movement of sport skills. This workshop will include both theory and practical components pertaining to applied sports biomechanics for human movement..
Brief Introduction of presenter:Dr. Ian Harris Sujae completed his PhD on a research scholarship from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), School of Physical Education and Sports Science, NIE. Ian’s PhD research looked at the Biomechanics of Sepaktakraw for athlete performance and injury prevention. Currently, Ian is a senior manager (ERGO Conexus centre) overseeing human factor research projects with the industry and has worked on several commissioned projects and grants. Ian is also a senior lecturer (Diploma Sports and Exercise Science) lecturing sports biomechanics, motor control, sports coaching, anatomy and kinesiology as well as a mentor for student-led activities i.e., mentoring and supervision for industry attachments as well as community engagement. To date, he continues to present his research work at the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) and at the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) conferences, which is the highest arena for sports biomechanist to present applied research in sports and publishes in several peer-reviewed journals including the Sports Biomechanics Journal, International Journal of Sports Science and Performance Analysis as well as the Journal of Sports and Exercise Sciences. Ian is a current member of ISB, ISBS as well as a life member with the Singapore Physical Education Association (SPEA). His research interest is in understanding human movement for athlete performance and injury prevention through applied biomechanics research.