Biomechanics can help us understand mechanical factors from different sports movements. Here’s a video of a baseball player having his swing analyzed.
The movement is recorded by a motion capture system. Data are analyzed using a 3D model with specialized software.
Here’s a screen capture of the 3D model of our baseball player.
Check out this biomechanical representation of a running person! – courtesy of the Spaulding National Running Center, Harvard Medical School.
This is a feature from the discovery channel showing how biomechanics can be used to understand what makes certain people’s movement capabilities unique compared to the rest of the population. Here Dr. Ajit Chaudhari investigates the biomechanics of a tightrope walker using a series of biomechanical tests! – courtesy of The Ohio State University.