Research in Human Movement Science

Human movements are - from the perspective of movement science - the result of a coordinative use of the skeletal musculature under the given physical conditions. This means that two aspects play an important role: the musculature and neuronal control.

Understand interactions

Movement science at the RUB researches this interplay and the interaction between the nervous system and the biomechanics of the musculature - in short: the neuromuscular functioning of humans - in the context of (sporting) movement. The aim is to derive sound diagnostics and interventions from this.

Interdisciplinary and broad-based

Research in movement science is interdisciplinary and uses a wide range of methods, for example

  • 3D movement analysis, dynamometric methods and electromyographic recording of muscle activity
  • Methods for stimulating motor nerves (e.g. peripheral electrical nerve stimulation, electrical or magnetic stimulation of the cervicomedullary junction as well as transcranial magnetic stimulation of the motor cortex)
  • Modelling of movement sequences using so-called musculoskeletal models
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