Movement Analysis


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Knowledge, skills and competences corresponding to the Bachelor degree in Sports Science at Aalborg University.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Have knowledge about the methods used to assess movement on humans
  • Have knowledge about the general principles of optical motion capture systems
  • Have knowledge about basic methods of image analysis and data reduction
  • Have knowledge about the general principles of sensor-based motion capture equipment
  • Have an overview on applications of movement analysis


  • Can design, plan and prepare a motion capture session using an optical system
  • Can compare different technological solutions to motion capture in regard to minimal requirements and error sources
  • Can collect and analyse data from motion capture systems by applying general tracking and data filtering techniques
  • Can prepare raw data for further data analysis in modelling software


  • Can critically evaluate the limitations of motion capture data and the possible effects of these limitations on analysis results
  • Can integrate motion capture analyses with other movement related data (e.g., force and electromyography) and interpret these results within the context of the research problem



Name of examMovement Analysis
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Please consult the Moodle page for your semester and contact the semester coordinator if you have academic questions, or the study secretary if you have administrative questions.

All other enquiries may be directed to Malene Møller Knudsen, secretary of the Study Board.

Facts about the module

Danish titleBevægelsesanalyse
Module codeSTIIDT15K1_3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Sports Science and Public Health
DepartmentDepartment of Health Science and Technology
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine