Kinematic analysis of goal-directed movements in ball catching
Intercepting a moving object, for example when catching a ball, poses a challenge for the catcher, because the final interception point is not a fixed, predefined position. In order to intercept the ball successfully, the catcher has to guide the hand based on temporal and spatial estimations of future positions by judging the position, velocity and gravitational acceleration of the ball (López-Moliner et. al., 2010).
The question, how the catcher guides the hand in order to intercept an object, is explained by different control strategies. Most prominent in this field are the concepts of predictive and prospective control. Predictive control assumes, that movements are pre-programmed before executed, while prospective control asserts that movement planning is up-dated continuously (Dessing et. al., 2005).
My research focuses on an analysis of goal-directed movements in ball catching, with the aim to assess movement planning under under changing sensori-motor conditions. Therefore I use primarily kinematics to calculate and analyze movement executions.
Prof. Dr. Heiko Wagner
Dr. Marc de Lussanet
Prof. Dr. Karen Zentgraf
|2007–2011||Bachelor studies of Sport and Exercise Sciences and German language at the University of Münster|
|2011-2013||Master studies of Sport and Exercise Sciences and German language at the University of Münster|
|Since 2013||Research Assistant at the Department of Human Movement Science, Institute of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Münster|
|Since 2014||PhD student at the University of Münster|