Pedagogická fakulta
Ostravská univerzita
Mlýnská 5
701 03 Ostrava
Czech Republic

e-mail: infotečkapdfzavináčosutečkacz
phone: + 420 597 092 502, +420 553 462 502
fax: + 420 596 120 705

cz   en

Human Motion Diagnostic Centre

Main Activity

The Human Motion Diagnostic Centre is concerned with the collection of information in order to manage the process of motion quality improvement, physical performance and activities in kinanthropology. It studies the functional and structural relations between motion and health. Moreover, the research centre searches for causes of injury in physical exercise and subsequently makes recommendations to prevent their reoccurrence. It offers quality enhancement of human motion diagnostics for rehabilitation and orthopaedic purposes. The Human Motion Diagnostics Centre serves the general public engaged in sport (recreational sport, performance sport and top-level sport) as well as individuals with musculoskeletal system disabilities.

The main research activities of the Centre deal with the biomechanics of basic human motions, biomechanics of sport and physical exercise. We create biomechanical models which assess the kinematics and kinetics of the individual parts and, subsequently, also of human body structures. We are currently researching issues such as the biomechanics of pathological running in people recovering from Achilles tendon surgery, biomechanical risk factors for knee injury in volleyball, biomechanics of walking in people with a bionic knee after transfemoral amputation, the kinematics of vaults in gymnastics, load optimisation in strength exercise, and other issues. Physiological research is oriented towards standardisation of methods measuring the maximum oxygen consumption in load tests and heart rate variability, optimisation of exercise load and relaxation by means of heart rate variability, body response to diversely modelled loads from the viewpoint of heart rate variability and biochemistry, and load intensity in athletes in competition and during the training process. The Centre’s functional anthropological research studies the impact of somatic parameters on sports performance in selected sports events, and it also deals with method standardisation for body composition measurement. In the area of physical activities, the main focus currently lies on the standardisation of motion measurement methods.

doc. Mgr. Daniel Jandačka, Ph.D. e-mail: danieltečkajandackazavináčosutečkacz
phone: +420 607 762 933

Deputy Head:
Mgr. Jaroslav Uchytil, Ph.D. e-mail: jaroslavtečkauchytilzavináčosutečkacz
phone: +420 604 797 996

Team Members:
prof. PhDr. František Vaverka, CSc.
doc. PhDr. Petr Kutáč, Ph.D.
Mgr. Igor Fojtík, Ph.D..
Mgr. David Zahradník, Ph.D.
PhDr. Roman Vala, Ph.D.
PhDr. Lukáš Cipryan, Ph.D.
Mgr. Marie Valová, Ph.D.
Mgr. Roman Farana, Ph.D.
Mgr. Radim Kofránek

Research Experience

Participation in national projects (programmes/providers)

  • Grant GAČR 406/08/0572, Vliv vybraných faktorů na přesnost provedení jednoduchého pohybu a optimalizaci svalového výkonu [Influence of selected factors on the accuracy of simple motions and optimisation of muscle performance]
  • MSK, Rozvoj diagnostických metod hodnocení kvality lidského pohybu [Development of diagnostic tools for human motion quality assessment]
  • Univerza v Ljubljani Fakulteta za šport, Metode optimalizacije in individualizacija obremenitve v izbranych načinih treninga moči, RR-11-097
  • Dpto de Gestión y Ciencias Aplicadas a la Actividad Física y el Deporte Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación y el Deporte Universidad Católica de Valencia, Análisis biomecánico en 3D de los golpeos.

Organising conferences and similar events (national/international)

  • The Human Motion Diagnostic Centre has organised a conference ‘Diagnostika lidského pohybu’ [‘Human Motion Diagnostics’], held at the Department of Physical Education and Sports of the Pedagogical Faculty, University of Ostrava.
  • HMDC members participate and present their papers at the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport conference (ISBS) every year,
  • and at the conference of the European Anthropological Association (EAA) (held every 2 years).

Participation in cross-border/regional and bilateral cooperation

  • Dpto de Gestión y Ciencias Aplicadas a la Actividad Física y el Deporte Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación y el Deporte Universidad Católica de Valencia - Spain
  • Univerza v Ljubljani Fakulteta za šport - Slovenia

Participation in European (Framework Programmes / EUREKA / EUROSTARS / COST) and international cooperation

  • University of Massachusetts, Department of Kinesiology, Amherst - USA
  • Department of Physical Education, National Taiwan Normal University, No. 88, Sec. 4, Ting-Jhou Rd., Taipei city 116 - Taiwan.
  • In addition, we work together with the Faculty of Sport Studies of the Masaryk University in Brno concerning the OP VK project Cooperation in Kinanthropology.

Other international activities and contacts

The Human Motion Diagnostics Centre was founded with the support of a top research facility - the University of Massachusetts, Department of Kinesiology, Amherst, with the assistance of Prof. Joseph Hamill. Members of the HMCD have established many contacts with top research institutions in Europe, the USA and Asia. Currently we are engaged in close cooperation as part of the Erasmus programme with the research institute at the Dpto de Gestión y Ciencias Aplicadas a la Actividad Física y el Deporte Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación y el Deporte Universidad Católica de Valencia (Spain) and Univerza v Ljubljani Fakulteta za šport (Slovenia) in issues regarding sports biomechanics. Working alongside researchers from those institutes, we conduct joint research projects including exchange visits and publications, sometimes with direct project support targeted at this cooperation.

During its short existence since 2009, the Human Motion Diagnostics Centre has provided facilities for researchers who have published several dozens of scientific publications, nine of which have been accepted to high-impact factor journals. The research centre staff participate in prestigious international conferences focused on kinanthropology-related issues all over the world on a regular basis. The Human Motion Diagnostics Centre staff are members of the Czech Kinanthropology Association; the majority of the Centre’s staff are also members of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sport, the Czech Society of Sports Medicine, the Czech Anthropological Association and the International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education.

Key publications

  • CIPRYAN, L., STEJSKAL, P. Individual Training in Team Sports Based on Autonomic Nervous Systém Activity Assessments. Medicina Sportiva. 2010, Vol. 14, pp. 56-62. ISSN 1734-2260.
  • ESTEVAN, I., FALCO, C., JANDAČKA, D. Mechanical Analysis of Roundhouse Kick According to the Stance Position. Portuguese Journal of Sport Science. 2011, Vol. 2011, No. 11, pp. 215-218.
  • FARANA, R., VAVERKA, F. Biomechanická analýza přeskoků ve sportovní gymnastice z pohledu kinematiky - Přehledová studie. [Biomechanical Analysis of Vaulting in Artistic Gymnastics From the Field of Kinematics - A Review.] Česká Kinantropologie. 2011, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 35-47.
  • FARANA, R., VAVERKA, F. Current Performance of Handspring Vaults Performed by Top Level Female Gymnasts on World Cup Competition. Česká Kinantropologie. 2012, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 69-80.
  • FARANA, R., VAVERKA, F. Kinematická analýza vybraného přeskoku “Cukahara” ve sportovní gymnastice (případová studie). [Kinematic Analysis of Selected “Cukahara” Vaults in Artistic Gymnastics (Case Study).] Studia Sportiva. 2010, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 33-42.
  • JANDAČKA, D., BEREMLIJSKI, P. Determination of Strength Exercise Intensities Based on the Load-Power-Velocity Relationship: Determination of Strength Exercise Intensities. Journal of Human Kinetics. 2011, Vol. 2011, No. 28, pp. 33-44.
  • JANDAČKA, D., UCHYTIL, J. Optimal Load Maximizes the Mean Mechanical Power Output during Upper Extremity Exercise in Highly Trained Soccer Players: Optimal Load for Mean Maximal Power Output of Soccer Players. J Strength Cond Res. 2011, Vol. 25, pp. 2764-2772.
  • JANDAČKA, D., VAVERKA, F. A Regression Model to Determine Load for Maximal Power Output: Load for Maximum Power Output. Sports Biomechanics. 2008, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 361-371. ISSN 1476-3141.
  • JANDAČKA, D., VAVERKA, F. Validity of Mechanical Power Measurement at Bench Press Exercise. Journal of Human Kinetics. 2009, Vol. 21, pp. 33-43. ISSN 1640-5544.
  • KUTÁČ, P. GAJDA, V. The Influence of Reliability in Measuring Skinfolds on the Reliability of Result of Endomorphic and Mesomorphic Components of Somatotyp. Medicina Sportiva (Polald). Kraków: Versita, 2008. 12 (2), pp. 36 - 40. ISSN 1734-2260.
  • KUTÁČ, P. Reliability of Body Composition Measurement by the BIA Method (Bioelectrical Impedance). New Medicine. 2010, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 2-6. ISSN 1427-0994.
  • KUTÁČ, P., GAJDA, V. Validity of Measuring Body Fat Using the Skinfold Method. Medicina Sportiva., 2009 Vol. 13, No. 3. pp. 157-160. ISSN 1734-2260.
  • KUTÁČ, P., GAJDA, V., PŘIDALOVÁ, M., ŠMAJSTRLA, V. Validity of Measuring Body Composition by Means of the BIA Method. New Medicine. (Poland). Warsaw: Borgis, 2008, Vol. 12, No 4. pp. 89 - 93. ISSN 1427-0994 (p), 1731-2507 (e).
  • KUTÁČ, P., PŘIDALOVÁ, M., RIEGEROVÁ, J. Somatic Characteristics of Present Male and Female University Students of Physical Education at Various Types of Universities in the Czech Republic. Slov. Antropologia, 2008, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 46 - 56. ISSN 1336 - 5827.
  • KUTÁČ, P., VAVERKA, F. Vliv základních tělesných parametrů na výkon v lyžařských disciplinách slalom a sjezd. [Impact of Basic Body Parameters on Performance in Skiing Disciplines of Slalom and Downhill Skiing.] Česká kinantropologie, 2010, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 39-47. ISSN 1211-9261.
  • UCHYTIL, J., JANDAČKA, D. Zatížení dolních končetin při stoji u pacientů před výměnou kyčelního kloubu. [Load of Lower Extremities in the Stance Position in Patients before Total Hip Replacement.] Rehabilitacia, 2009, Vol. 46, pp. 94-97. ISSN 0375-0922.
  • VALA, R. Diagnostika reakčně-rychlostních schopností hokejistů pomocí testu Fitro Agility Check. [Diagnostics of Reaction and Speed Abilities of Ice-hockey Players by Fitro Agility Check.] Acta Facultatis excercitationis corporis universitatis Presoviensis, 2009, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 50-54. ISSN 1732-7156.
  • VALA, R., VALOVÁ, M., LITSCHMANNOVÁ, M., KLIMTOVÁ, H. Sprinting Abilities of Year Six Students Undergoing Additional Physical Education Classes. The New Educational Review. 2010, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 165-177.
  • ZAHRADNÍK, D., JANDAČKA, D. Mají profesionální hráči volejbalu možnost snížit reakční síly a momenty sil v kolenním kloubu při doskoku po bloku?. [Can Professional Volleyball Players Reduce Reaction Forces and Moments of Force in the Knee Joint when Landing after a Block?.] Physiotherapy. 2011, Vol. 2011, No. 48, pp. 95-104.
Message Owner: Mgr. Jaroslav Uchytil, Ph.D. | Updated: 17. 10. 2012

© University of Ostrava 2006 - 2017
Ostravská univerzita, Dvořákova 7, 701 03 Ostrava 1, Czech Republic
phone: +420 597 091 111, +420 553 461 111
e-mail: studiumzavináčosutečkacz, infozavináčosutečkacz, podatelnazavináčosutečkacz

YouTube | Facebook | Google+ | Twitter | Instagram
RSS | Technical Contact