To serve as an academic framework for gaining information, learning and research in the areas of biomechanics relevant to physical education, sport and movement rehabilitation. The laboratory serves as a learning environment for Masters students for learning about measuring and analyzing movement and evaluating muscular function and how to use these measurements in research.
Prof. Moshe Ayalon – Head of lab
Prof. David Ben-Sira
Dr. Ayelet Dunsky
Dr. Antonio Dello Iacono
- Biodex computerized isokinetic system for evaluating muscle functioning
- Vicon 3D system for movement analysis
- Kistler piezoelectric force plates
- Delsys EMG 8 channel telemeters
- Pedar-x Novel portable system for measuring plantar pressures on the foot
- Kistler accelerator meters
- APAS 3D systems for movement analysis
- Photoelectric cells
Main subjects of research
- The link between biomechanics of the lower extremities in walking and running, and hip impingement syndrome. The study is being conducted in conjunction with the Orthopedics Department of Meir Hospital, Kfar Saba.
- Biomechanical factors of foot movement with developmental shoes (plantar fasciitis), in conjunction with the Orthopedics Department of Meir Hospital, Kfar Saba.
- Timing of foot movement and knee flexion while bearing heavy weights as a possible cause of overuse injuries to the lower extremities.
- Developing objective tools for the qualitative and quantitative diagnosis of kinematic variables that will help to determine whether a person suing for bodily damages after an accident is responding to an actual pathology or is exaggerating, making up or faking symptoms.
- The link between neck muscle fatigue among bicycle riders before disturbances in dynamic balance.