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Masanobu Homma

M.S. in Health and Physical Education (University of Tsukuba)
Educational Contents
Undergraduate Course: Aquatic Sports, Practice of Health and Sports Science
Graduate Course: Biomechanics of Human Movement
Research Interests
My area of research is biomechanics of human movement, especially in aquatic sport. The main goal of sport biomechanics is to understand the cause-effect mechanisms that make some techniques better than others. The main tool in my research is motion analysis, in which the three-dimensional location of a number of anatomical points are obtain through video during a human movement,
  • Analysis of the sculling movement in competitive swimming and synchronized swimming.
  • Estimation of the exercise intensity during the movement in water.
Message for Students
I welcome the students who are interested in human exercise. I research mainly about the exercise in water, but do not mind you are concerned with even land exercise.
Research Areas
Sport biomechanics, Sports methodology of swimming
Japan Society of Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences, Japanese Society of Biomechanics, Japanese Society of Sciences in Swimming and Water Exercise, International Society of Biomechanics in Sports
Academic Journals
Sports Biomechanics, Japanese Journal of Sciences in swimming and water exercise,
International Conferences
ISBS Conference, Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming