Biomechanics Interest Group (BIG)
BIG will be held at Loughborough University in April 2024. Further details to follow in due course.
Since 2022, BIG has moved into the leadership of the Division of Biomechanics & Motor Behaviour (DBMB). The Division hosted the 2023 BIG Division Day on 31 May 2023. There were over 155 individuals register from across the UK, Europe and abroad with a peak of 98 in one session at one time. The Division was delighted with how this online event went, which included the following:
- four dynamic keynotes:
- a. Sprint Mechanics for Hamstring Injuries Management: Why? What? How? from Jean-Benoit (JB) Morin of the University of Saint-Etienne (France)
- b. Jumping the Hurdles of Equestrian Biomechanics Research from Dr Celeste Wilkins of Hartpury University (UK)
- c. Evidence-Based Classification in Para Sport: The Case of Frame Running from Martine Verheul of the University of Edinburgh (UK)
- d. From Anatomy to Engineering: Improving Accuracy of Musculoskeletal Modelling with Optimization and Machine Learning from Associate Professor Sergiy Yakovenko of the West Virginia University (USA)
- Five oral presentations from academics
- A coach/athlete forum:
- Reece Barclay: Ironman Coach and professional triathlete
- Milly Tanner: GB Track Cyclist
- Links to recordings of all sessions are available on the BASES member webpage in addition to a PDF of BIG Movements in Biomechanics abstract booklet.
The DBMB team was pleased with both the attendance and the feedback on the event and would like to extend its thanks to all presenters and participants. Plans for BIG 24 are underway, with a view to having an in-person event.
At the start of 2022, this SIG moved into the leadership of the Division of Biomechanics & Motor Behaviour. The Division hosted the 2022 BIG Division Day on 25 May 2022. Entitled “BIG Steps Forward.” There were over 200 individuals registered from across the UK, Europe and abroad with a peak of 111 in one session at one time, and as a division we are delighted with how it went. The online event included the following:
- Two dynamic keynotes:
- Optimising swimming performance through biomechanics and technology: Experiences from supporting elite GB swimmers from Professor Carl Payton & colleagues (MMU & British Swimming)
- The interplay between biomechanics and technologies in supporting coaching and performance from Dr Kyle Wasserberger (Driveline Baseball)
- Two engaging industry focussed sessions:
- Biomechanics for Sport & Beyond from Dr Franky Mulloy (University of Lincoln)
- Equality, diversity and inclusion in sport from Dr Ralph Appleby and Lauren Kamperman (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme)
- 10 oral presentations from academics
- Two oral presentations from students who had abstracts accepted to the cancelled 2022 Student BASES Conference in Huddersfield
- Workshops on:
- Gait analysis in and out of the laboratory setting from Dr Rachel Koldenhoven Rolfe (Texas State University)
- Building your brand from Dr Stuart McErlain-Naylor (Loughborough University)
- Links to recordings of all sessions are available on the BASES member webpage, in addition to a pdf BIG Steps Forward abstract booklet.
The Team was delighted with both the attendance and the feedback on the event and would like to extend our thanks to all presenters and participants. Plans for BIG 23 are well underway!