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Science Knight Out with Mike Hahn — Boosting Performance and Improving Human Health

Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Shedd Institute 868 High St., Eugene, OR

What can we learn about human performance and injury prevention from wearable sensors? These low-profile, wireless instruments are enabling sports scientists like Mike Hahn, director of the Bowerman Sports Science Center, to crack the code on athletic performance. When combined with machine learning, sensors are improving performance and resilience for athletes around the world.


"This blend of technology development and problem solving makes me excited to go to work every day in the Bowerman Sports Science Center," says Dr. Hahn, a professor of Human Physiology who also serves as an Associate Director of the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance at Oregon.


In his talk, "Boosting Performance and Improving Human Health," Dr. Hahn will share his expertise as a biomechanics specialist whose research is focused on lower limb musculoskeletal biomechanics, injury prevention and performance enhancement. He will demonstrate how new sensor technologies and the use of machine learning algorithms are helping to train faster runners and more nimble soccer players — and changing the game for players in all sports. He will explore questions of athletic performance and how new innovations in sports science are making a broader impact on human health.


Science Knight Out is a community science lecture that is open to the public and is sponsored by the University of Oregon Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact. The annual event supports the mission of the Knight Campus of science advancing society and the goal of engaging the public in the excitement and creativity of scientific research.

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