The Biomechanics Research Group for Health and Sports Performance (BIOMEC) is comprised of professionals specialized in biomechanics, ergonomics, and physical conditioning who have been trained at reference laboratories in different countries, such as the Spine Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Waterloo (Canada) and the Biomechanics of Athletics Research Group at Brunel University London (England).
BIOMEC's general objective is to apply biomechanical techniques and principles in the evaluation and optimization of human movement in different areas, mainly athletic, recreational, domestic, and work. The optimization of movement leads to the search for efficient actions that are completed with less risk of injury to the locomotor system. With the goal of reaching this general objective in mind, work by BIOMEC's members revolves around the following priority lines of action:
- Biomechanical evaluation and optimization of athletic techniques and material to improve performance and prevent injuries in athletes.
- Ergonomic analysis and optimization of footwear.
- Evaluation and analysis of core stability and the function of trunk muscles to prevent spinal pathologies.
- Evaluation and design of trunk muscle conditioning exercises and programs for athletic health and performance.