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Applied computing

The applied computing theme develops performance analysis methods for use in elite sports. We work with many national teams through the English Institute of Sport to provide bespoke technology solutions. Our methods involve video and data capture, databases, image processing, sensor technologies, machine learning, data mining and mobile apps. Our research provides users with appropriate feedback to change behaviour and identifies key performance indicators to inform strategy.  The group have contributed Olympic medal success for Team GB at the London and Rio games.

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John Kelley

Dr John Kelly

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Dr Chuang-Yuan Chiu

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Simon Choppin

Dr Simon Choppin

Senior Research Fellow

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Marcus Dunn

Dr Marcus Dunn

Research Fellow

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Simon Goodwill

Dr Simon Goodwill

Principal Research Fellow and Head of Sports Engineering

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Chris Hudson

Dr Chris Hudson

Senior Research Fellow

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Dr Andy Hext

Researcher

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Biomechanics

The biomechanics theme combines expertise in biomechanics, engineering, sensors, computer programming and motor learning to develop and use biomechanics measurement systems outside of the lab, in more representative settings. We are also pioneering the use of low-cost three dimensional scanning for body morphology research.

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Dr Alice Bullas

Research Fellow

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Ben Heller

Dr Ben Heller

Reader

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Dr Chuang-Yuan Chiu

Researcher

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Marcus Dunn

Dr Marcus Dunn

Research Fellow

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Simon Choppin

Dr Simon Choppin

Senior Research Fellow

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Design engineering

Our design engineering theme is focused on developing a better understanding of sports equipment and its environment. Using fundamental physics, experiments and modelling techniques, we optimise sporting equipment for performance, athlete safety and increased participation. We utilise user centred design to push the boundaries of innovation in sports equipment, and validate our interventions using advanced measurement systems.

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Leon Foster

Dr Leon Foster

Researcher

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Nick Hamilton

Nick Hamilton

Principal Research Fellow

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Terry Senior

Terry Senior

Principal Research Fellow

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Active travel

Active travel is an important topic for the country, i.e. the use of physical activity within the daily commute.  Prof Haake is the Chair of the Active Travel Advisory Board for the Sheffield City Region and advises for the Active Travel Commissioner who has a 20 year investment plan of £2 billion.  As a research area, active travel requires a broad portfolio of expertise, led by the group, including data analytics, design, behaviour change and evaluation.  The ultimate aim is to help people shift their mode of transport from the car to walking and cycling.

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David Curtis

Principal Research Fellow

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Nick Hamilton

Nick Hamilton

Principal Research Fellow

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Steve Haake

Professor Steve Haake OBE

Professor of Sports Engineering

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