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Previous Invited Speakers

The researchers below were distinguished invited speakers at previous icSPORTS conferences.
We are indebted to them for their contribution to heighten the conference level.

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Electrical Muscle Stimulation: What It Is, How It Works and How It Can Help the Sport Scientist
Nicola Maffiuletti, Human Performance Lab, Schulthess Clinic, Switzerland

Shockwave Therapy in Sports Medicine  
Amir Pakravan, European College of Sport and Exercise Physicians, United Kingdom

Machine Learning Approaches Supporting and Not Supporting Sports Practice  
Martin Lames, Technical University of Munich, Germany


Estimating Bone Loading During Physical Activity: Where Do We Go Next?    
Hannah Rice, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway

Reconsidering Energy Sources and Destinations in Sport Activities  
Alberto Minetti, University of Milan, Italy


Changes in Muscle Morphology, Neuromuscular Capacity and Tendon Function with Training: Implications for Athletic Performance, Patient Rehabilitation and Aging Individuals    
Per Aagaard, Dept Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Assessment and Development of Human Strength and Power  
Robert Usher Newton, Edith Cowan University, Australia

How do Swimmers Control their Front Crawl Swimming Velocity?  
Hideki Takagi, Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan


Variability in Human Movement
Nikolaos Stergiou, University of Nebraska Medical Center, United States

Can Markerless Tracking of Human Motion Revolutionize the Analysis of In-game Sports Performance?  
Scott Selbie, Queen's University, Canada


New Technological Possibilities for Swimming Research and Monitoring Training  
Bjørn H. Olstad, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway

The Role of Imaging and Simulation Technologies in Understanding the Biomechanics and Loading of the Musculoskeletal System In-vivo  
Bill Baltzopoulos, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom

Biomechanics in Alpine Ski Racing: A Challenge on Performance and Safety
Erich Müller, University of Salzburg, Austria


In Vivo Measurement of Muscle Architecture: Physiological and Methodological Considerations
Olivier Seynnes, Physical performance, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NIH), Norway

A Theoretical Framework for Integrating Virtual Reality Systems in Learning Designs of a Professional Football Youth Academy Practice Programme    
Keith Davids, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

Biofabrication as a New Technology to Sports Medicine: Mimicking Implants for Bone and Cartilage Regeneration
Pedro Morouço, Polytechnic University of Leiria, Portugal


3D-printing: A Future “Magic Wand” for Global Manufacturing - How Can We Benefit from It Today for Sports and Health Care?  
Andrey Koptyug, SportsTech Research Center, Mid Sweden University, Sweden

Functional Brain Imaging in Sport Science Using Electroencephalography: From Regional Activity to Brain Networks
Andreas Mierau, International University of Health, Exercise and Sports (LU:NEX), Luxembourg

Technology in Sports and Exercise: Advantage for Performance and Athlete’s Protection or Increased Risk for Injury or Unfair Competion?  
Gert-Peter Brüggemann, Institute of Biomechanics and Orthopaedics, German Sport University Cologne, Germany


The Biomechanics of Sports Injuries and Prevention Strategies    
Jim Richards, Allied Health Research unit, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom

New Approaches to the Calculation and Analysis of Breath-by-breath Alveolar Gas Exchanges in Humans  
Carlo Capelli, Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, Department of Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, Italy

A Engineering Led Approach to Reducing Head in Injuries in Cricket  
Andy Harland, Sports Technology Institute, Loughborough University, United Kingdom


Perspectives on Innovation in Sport Engineering - Stochastic Resonance and their Application in Modern Training and Rehabilitation    
Dietmar Schmidtbleicher, Goethe University, Germany

Monitoring Brain Activity during Exercise  
Romain Meeusen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

How Sports can Create New Knowledge at a Technical University that Claim not Doing Research in Sport Science  
Christian Finnsgård, Research, Centre for Sport and technology, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Understanding Sports through the Statistics
Federico Winer, , United States


New Technologies for Sports Analysis and High Performance Training  
Luís Paulo Reis, Faculty of Engineering / LIACC, University of Porto, Portugal

Studying the Coordination Patterns in Human Motion - New Concepts for the Analysis of Movement  
Peter Federolf, University of Innsbruck - Institute of Sport Science, Austria

Elastography for Muscle-tendon Biomechanics    
Antoine Nordez, University of Nantes, France

Rehabilitation Robotics for the Lower Extremity - A Path for Success  
Hermano I. Krebs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States


Influence of Genetic Factors on Responses to Exercise Training and Sport  
James S. Skinner, Independent Researcher, United States

Combating Muscle Loss and Weakness in Old Age  
Marco Narici, SCHOOL OF GRADUATE ENTRY TO MEDICINE, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

Recent Technological Advances in Golf  
Robert J. Neal, Independent Researcher, United States

Analysis of Muscle Coordination in Sports: Perspectives from Electromyography and Elastography    
François Hug, Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health , The University of Queensland, Australia