A BIOMECHANICAL RESEARCH IN BRAZIL: SURVEY OF LABORATORIES AND RESEARCH, MAINLY THE BALANCE AND POSTURE AREA

  • Jonas Gurgel
  • Flávia Porto
  • Fabiano Gonçalves
  • Thais Russomano
  • Antônio Carlos Araújo de Souza
Keywords: biomechanics research, survey research, Brazilian research labs

Abstract

The aim of this study was to present the profile of the Brazilian labs currently conducting researches in Biomechanics. The sample was selected based on the list of labs and research groups published by the Brazilian Society of Biomechanics. The results have shown that human gait, balance and posture are the most studied areas among the participating labs. The coordinator’s interest appears as a fundamental factor in the choice of those lines. Most of them admitted to having received some sort off financial or material support from public and/or private establishments for the research development. It was also demonstrated that research labs have been evaluating sedentary young adults, between 19 and 30 years old. It’s believed that this study may motivate the restructuring of the Brazilian Biomechanics’ knowledge.
Published
2007-12-12