Soccer biomechanics – ACL, long-term injury risk etc.

Combine measurements from different sources such as motion capture, electromyography, and environment variables to analyze scenarios close to real-world sports situations e.g. soccer biomechanics. The anatomically detailed human model of the AnyBody Modeling System provides the basis for investigating muscle forces, tendon strains, joint contact forces and much more.

Examples of analysis within football / soccer biomechanics:

  • Investigate mechanisms of soccer injuries
  • Sports injury risk identification
  • Investigate movement strategies
  • Estimate muscle activity
  • Investigate muscle injuries e.g., adductor injuries, groin injuries, ACL injuries etc.
  • Soccer / football biomechanics
  • Biomechanics of kicking a soccer ball

Selected papers

  • Dupré T, Tryba J, Potthast W (2021), “Muscle activity of cutting manoeuvres and soccer inside passing suggests an increased groin injury risk during these movements“, Sci. Rep., vol. 11, pp. 7223. [DOI]
  • Dupré T, Potthast W, (2020), “Groin injury risk of pubertal soccer players increases during peak height velocity due to changes in movement techniques”, pp. 1-9. [ DOIWWW ]
  • Dupré T, Funken J, Müller R, Mortensen KRL, Lysdal FG, Braun M, Krahl H, Potthast W (2018), “Does inside passing contribute to the high incidence of groin injuries in soccer? A biomechanical analysis“, J. Sports Sci., vol. 36, pp. 1827-1835. [DOI]
  • Dupré T, Mortensen KR, Lysdal FG, Funken J, Müller R, Braun M, Krahl H, Kersting U, Potthast W, Pforzheim AC (2016), “Hip Joint Load and Muscle Stress in Soccer Inside Passing“, In: ISBS-Conference Proceedings Archive, 34th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sport. [WWW]
  • Kaalund S, Faunø P, Olsen SS, Olesen CG, (2011), “Pain Reduction by Using Insoles when Playing Soccer on Artificial Turf”,