Biofeedback in Sport

Rower in motion capture hub

Enhancing Sport Performance

The Biofeedback In Sport Research Group aims to apply and understand biofeedback in order to enhance the sporting performance of humans.

Ever-increasing capabilities in sports technology allows the study of human movement, or biomechanics, to investigate how humans and other living organisms are able to achieve and improve their movement. 

There are many approaches to understanding biomechanics, but a particular specialism of our group is to use biofeedback. This involves measuring the movement of humans in real-time and the movement data generated can be instantaneously fedback to the performer. The data generated can be simple and complex so we investigate the most suitable and effective way to utilise this information so that the biofeedback can be properly understood in order to improve technique. 

Academic Staff

 

Prof David Mullineaux

Professor in Sports Science

Dr Sandy Willmott

Senior Lecturer

Dr Franky Mulloy

Research Fellow

Research PGs

 

Joseph Moore

PhD Student

Jonathan Schofield

PhD Student

Biofeedback in Sport - 10 latest outputs 

The effect of a 10-week complex training programme, utilising optimal PAP recovery duration, on the sprint, power and agility capabilities of elite academy footballers

Purpose: Complex training alternates a high-load strength exercise (85%> of 1RM) with an explosive or plyometric exercise, set-to-set, in...
 

The ‘Full Monty’: a collaborative institutional approach to student engagement

Student engagement has become a prominent focus within the higher education sector, the recent emphasis for promoting student engagement has...
 

Producing employable graduates in sport: maximising the benefits of volunteering

Concern has been expressed about the low proportion of sports graduates finding careers within the field (Minten, 2010). Recently-commission...
 

Virtual sports governance: a figurational analysis of social network development and transformation during the ‘Workplace Challenge’ online programme

County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) epitomise the change from a government to governance approach in UK sports provision as their operation re...
 

An evaluation of Lincolnshire Sports’ ‘Workplace Challenge’ physical activity programme

This report presents an evaluation of the Workplace Challenge, a County Sport Partnership led physical activity programme which utilises a w...
 

Reproducibility of speed, agility and power assessments in elite academy footballers

Purpose: Fitness testing is a visible part of many youth and senior football programs (Pyne et al. 2014). A high priority is given to physic...
 

The effect of plyometric training on handspring vault performance in adolescent female gymnasts

Purpose: Despite the huge amount of force exerted by both the upper and lower extremity musculature in gymnastic vaulting, there is scant re...
 

The effects of playground markings on the physical self-perceptions of 10-11 year-old school children

Background: Significant proportions of school children in the UK do not meet the minimum recommended daily requirements of 60-min moderate-i...
 

The importance of parents and teachers as stakeholders in school-based healthy eating programs

Schools have a crucial role for promoting and establishing healthy behaviors early in the life-course. In recent years, a substantial effort...
 

Effectiveness of a sport-specific resistance and plyometric training programme: The case of an elite under-19 junior badminton player

Purpose: The use of resistance and plyometric training (RPT) to aid the development of sport-specific anaerobic capabilities is becoming wid...

 

Former Para-athlete Kelda Wood on Working with Lincoln's Human Performance Centre

Former para-athlete, Kelda Wood, visited the University of Lincoln's Human Performance Centre in preparation for her attempt to solo row the Atlantic from east to west. She is the first solo-adaptive person to ever attempt this crossing and only the 6th ever solo female. Kelda linked her campaign to the Climbing Out charity and aimed to raise awareness, raise funds, and raise hope for young people facing life-changing challenges.