© 2004

Biomedical Engineering Principles in Sports

  • George K. Hung
  • Jani Macari Pallis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Golf

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alexander J. Smits, Steven Ogg
      Pages 3-27
    3. Arthur C. P. Chou
      Pages 29-46
    4. Stephen J. B. Mather
      Pages 47-73
  3. Tennis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Rabindra D. Mehta, Jani Macari Pallis
      Pages 99-124
    3. Sharon J. Dixon, Alison Cooke
      Pages 125-151
    4. Duane Knudson, Bruce Elliott
      Pages 153-181
    5. Howard Brody, Paul Roetert
      Pages 183-206
  4. Baseball

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Nigel Zheng, Glenn S. Fleisig, Steve Barrentine, James R. Andrews
      Pages 209-256
    3. Terry Bahill, David G. Baldwin
      Pages 257-287
  5. Football and Soccer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 289-289
    2. William J. Rae
      Pages 291-319
    3. Thomas W. Journell
      Pages 321-331
    4. Matt Carré, Takeshi Asai
      Pages 333-364
  6. Basketball

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. George K. Hung, Brian Johnson, Adrienne Coppa
      Pages 367-390

About this book


Biomedical Engineering Principles in Sports contains in-depth discussions on the fundamental biomechanical and physiological principles underlying the acts of throwing, shooting, hitting, kicking, and tackling in sports, as well as vision training, sports injury, and rehabilitation. The topics include:

-Golf ball aerodynamics and golf club design,

-Golf swing and putting biomechanics,

-Tennis ball aerodynamics and ball- and shoe-surface interactions,

-Tennis stroke mechanics and optimizing ball-racket interactions,

-Baseball pitching biomechanics and perceptual illusions of batters,

-Football forward pass aerodynamics and tackling biomechanics,

-Soccer biomechanics,

-Basketball aerodynamics and biomechanics,

-Vision training in sports,

-Children maturation and performance,

-Rehabilitation and medical advances in treatment of sports injuries.

This book is essential reading for biomedical engineers, physicists, sport scientists, and physiologists who wish to update their knowledge of biomechanical and biomedical principles and their applications to sports. The book can be used in a one-semester Senior or Graduate-level course in Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Sports Technology, Sports Medicine, or Exercise Physiology. In addition, it will be of value to interested athletic laypersons who enjoy watching or participating in sports such as golf, tennis, softball, football, soccer, and basketball.


Rehabilitation biomechanics biomedical engineering biomedical engineers physiology sports injury sports medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • George K. Hung
    • 1
  • Jani Macari Pallis
    • 2
  1. 1.Rutgers UniversityPiscatawayUSA
  2. 2.Cislunar Aerospace, Inc.San FranciscoUSA

About the editors

George Hung, PhD, is a leading figure in the field of vision research, particularly in the areas of oculomotor control of accommodation, and vergence and saccadic eye movements. He is internationally-recognized for his Incremental Retinal-Defocus Theory of Myopia Development. Dr. Hung is currently Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University. He is also an avid golfer and ballroom-dancing enthusiast. Jani Macari Pallis, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of Cislunar Aerospace, Inc., an engineering and research firm located in San Francisco, California. A mechanical and aeronautical engineer, she specializes in fluid dynamics, with an emphasis on air and marine vehicles and sports equipment.
Dr. Pallis passionately uses sports and aviation to teach engineering and science to students of all ages.

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