Welcome to the 39th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports 2021, to be held virtually in Canberra, Australia, 3rd-7th of September 2021.
Registration is now open (please see link in registration tab)
The University of Canberra’s (UC) ambition is to become regarded as Australia’s leading university for sport education and research. To do so, it aims to become internationally renowned for its collaborations, innovation and technology which positively impact on sport performance and active living. Within close proximity to UC lie federal and state government departments, the Australian Sport Commission and the Australian Institute ofSport (AIS) who provide the Australian sporting landscape with purpose and direction. Canberra and the region boasts numerous professional and amateur sporting clubs; it is a city designed with sport in mind.
The UC Brumbies super 15 rugby club and the UC Capitals national women’s basketball teams are based on campus in a purpose-built Sport Commons which includes state-of-the art training, support and administration facilities as well as sport-related teaching and research laboratories.
The AIS contains 5 laboratories comprising approximately 1600m2 of floor space, including two biomechanics laboratories, a 100m 6 lane indoor track, a performance analysis laboratory – the “Collaboratory”, and a skill acquisition laboratory – the “Learnatorium”. A range of computer, scientific, engineering and analytical technologies and techniques are used across these laboratories. The indoor track is used to collect kinetic and kinematic data relating to athlete performances in the Paralympic and/or Olympic Athletic disciplines of walk, sprints, hurdles and horizontal jumps. This area is also used for Gait analysis in collaboration with the sports medicine and physical therapy disciplines at the AIS.
A range of athletes across various sports benefit from clinical services and research projects regarding footwear, lower limb technique and loading patterns.