Dr. Dominik Hölbling wins 2nd place at the ISEA Student Project Award


Dr. Dominik Hölbling was able to secure 2nd place in the Student Project Award of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA) with his dissertation project.

His work on the development of sports equipment to improve the strength and mobility of the hip joint on the basis of 3D motion capturing analysis results is explained in the attached infographic and can be read in the following publications and his dissertation.


Journal Publications:

  • Hoelbling, D., Grafinger, M., Smiech, M., M., Cizmic, D., Baca, A., & Dabnichki, P. (2021). Acute Response on general and sport specific Hip Joint Flexibility to Training with Novel Sport Device. Sports Biomechanics Journaldoi:10.1080/14763141.2021.1922742
  • Hoelbling, D., Smiech, M., M., Cizmic, D., Baca, A., & Dabnichki, P. (2021). Exploration of Martial Arts Kick Initiation Actions and Telegraphs. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport. doi:10.1080/24748668.2021.1920314
  • Hoelbling, D., Baca, A., & Dabnichki, P. (2020). Sequential Action, Power Generation and Balance Characteristics of a Martial Arts Kick Combination. International Journal of Performance Analysis in Sport. doi: 10.1080/24748668.2020.1774730
  • Hoelbling, D., Baca, A., & Dabnichki, P. (2020). A Kinematic Model for Assessment of Hip Joint Range-of-Motion in Fast Sport Movements using Spreading Angles. Sports Biomechanics. doi:10.1080/14763141.2020.1795237
  • Hoelbling, D., Grafinger, M., Baca, A., & Dabnichki, P. (2020). The Flexibility Trainer: Feasibility Analysis, Prototype- and Test Station development for a Sports Device for Hip-Joint Flexibility and Strength Enhancement. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support (icSPORTS 2020), Budapest, Hungary. doi:10.5220/0010019400220029


  • Hoelbling, D. (2021). The Flexibility Trainer: Biomechanical analysis of martial arts kick performances for user centred product development. (Dissertation), University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria; Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Victoria, Australia.

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