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Kinanthropometry (KINA)

Research Group

Main organisation:Research Council
Lifecycle:1 Jan 1970  →  Today
Organisation profile:

Kinanthropometry is primarily oriented in human biology, studying human size, shape, proportion, body composition, maturation and gross function, to help understanding human movement in the context of growth, exercise, performance and nutrition. The main emphasis of the research carried out currently is related to the continuation of LEGS, called LEGS II. The purposes of the project are: (a) study of the tracking of health and performance related physical fitness scores from adolescence to adulthood (b) testing of the hypothesis of the independent contribution of adolescent physical characteristics in the explanation of adult fitness scores (c) study of the influence of environmental factors on the adult life style.

Keywords:Human Proportionality, Physical Education, Somatotyping, Human Kinematics, Body Composition, Growth And Development, Gross Motor Function, Tracking, Sport Shoes, Modeling, Biomechanics, Individual Growth Curve
Disciplines:Human movement and sports sciences, Morphological sciences, Anthropology, Bioinformatics and computational biology