Adaptive Sports Biomechanics Laboratory

Description

The mission of the Adaptive Sports Biomechanics Lab is to increase the fundamental knowledge of the biomechanical interactions between the athletes, their technical aid and their environment during the practice of adaptive sports. This new knowledge is essential to better understand the mechanism leading to adaptive sports injuries, and to better understand the effect of adaptations (e.g., positioning, sizing, specific training) on the sport performance, on the risk of injury, and on the benefits of practising these sports in a functional rehabilitation setting.

The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art biomechanics equipment: three-dimensional motion capture and analysis systems, instrumented wheelchair wheels, sport wheelchair simulators, force platforms, muscle activity recording systems, and specialized computer software.

The laboratory collaborates with various community stakeholders, and internationally with other laboratories working in this field.

Key-words

Biomechanics, musculoskeletal, adaptive sports, paralympics, performance, injuries.

Axis and research theme

AXIS 1 – Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Functions and Activities
THEME 1 – Functional Mechanisms

Research team

Félix Chénier, Ph.D.

Contact information

Adaptive Sports Biomechanics Laboratory
UQAM
Biological Sciences Pavilion
141, President-Kennedy Avenue
Office SB-4455
Montréal QC H2X 1Y4
P 514 987-3000 (5553)