The department of Human Movement Sciences covers a broad, multidisciplinary spectrum of fundamental and applied research in human movement. We combine physiology, psychology, mathematics and (bio)mechanics via an integrative and translational approach. This is to examine both normal and pathological functioning but also to optimize mobility in for example sport and rehabilitation. Read more.
We seek to understand the coordination between limbs and between movements and environment using concepts and tools of the theory of dynamical systems.
We examine motor control and learning at different stages of development within sport, rehabilitation, physical education and other performance environments.
Neuromechanics integrates neurophysiology and biomechanics to better understand the neuromusculoskeletal system.
Our focus is on improving performance in healthy people and athletes and in the presence of motor impairment due to accident, illness, disease or ageing.
Sensorimotor control is primarily concerned with how we adapt our movements to the environment.