Basics of Biomechanics #3: Calculating Signals

Welcome back to Basics of Biomechanics, a series of blog posts covering foundational topics in the field using practical, data-driven examples. In this post we will look at some details about calculating biomechanical signals from our measurement data.  As we saw in the previous blog post, some biomechanical analysis can be performed directly with measuredContinue reading “Basics of Biomechanics #3: Calculating Signals”

Basics of Biomechanics #2: Analysing Signals

Welcome back to Basics of Biomechanics, a series of blog posts covering foundational topics in the field using practical, data-driven examples. In this post we cover a fundamental aspect of biomechanical analysis: working with time-series data or signals. Signals are the bread and butter of biomechanical analysis. Since these are the streams of information thatContinue reading “Basics of Biomechanics #2: Analysing Signals”

Announcing the South African Society of Biomechanics

Since 2017, the Biomechanics Interest Group has engaged with South African researchers, students, practitioners and industry partners who have an interest in biomechanics. It is clear that the field is active and growing, and the enthusiastic and positive contributions to our past events have demonstrated the value of a collaborative network. We received feedback fromContinue reading “Announcing the South African Society of Biomechanics”

EMG workshop for practitioners and researchers

Noraxon USA will be hosting a half day workshop for those interested in learning about the science and application of surface electromyography (EMG) to assess muscle activation. Workshop attendees will learn the fundamentals necessary to get started using EMG in clinical scenarios, sport training, or research investigations. Hands on practice will be provided so attendeesContinue reading “EMG workshop for practitioners and researchers”

Join us at this year’s BIG event in Pretoria

The annual meeting of the South African Biomechanics Interest Group will be hosted on 18 September 2019 at the Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute at the University of Pretoria. The inaugural BIG meeting was held last year at the Neuromechanics Unit at Stellenbosch University, and we are looking forward to another opportunity to connectContinue reading “Join us at this year’s BIG event in Pretoria”

Another small step on the BIG journey

We are really excited to launch the South African Biomechanics Interest Group online and to begin sharing, learning and connecting! Please take a look at our About Us page for information on what we are trying to achieve. We would love for you to register to follow the blog at the bottom of the pageContinue reading “Another small step on the BIG journey”