Campus Directory: Gongbing Shan

University of Lethbridge

Gongbing Shan
Kinesiology & Physical Education
Office: PE230 (Physical Education Building)
Phone: (403) 329-2683
Fax: (403) 380-1839
Biomech Data Proc Lab
Room: PE239 (Physical Education Building)
Phone: (403) 332-4037


Post-Doctor (granted by National Institute of Health, USA), Motion Analysis Laboratory, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, VT, USA; Doctoral Degree. (Major: Biomechanics, Sub-majors: Physics, Pedagogy and Computer Science), University of Muenster, Muenster, Germany


Biomechanics, Repetitive Stress Injuries, Ergonomics/anthropometry, 3D motion analysis, Biomechanical Modeling, Sports and music performance analyses, Equipment design, Evaluation and optimization, The prediction and prevention of falls among the elderly

Research Areas

Research of repetitive stress injuries in sports and music performance, Sports biomechanics (3D motion analysis and modeling), Equipment design, evaluation and optimization (bicycle, golf, shoe, violin bow ...), Ageing study (fall prediction and prevention)

Previous Research Areas

Biomechanics, Repetitive stress injuries, Ergonomics/anthropometry, 3D motion analysis, Biomechanical modeling, Sports and music performance analyses, Equipment design, evaluation and optimization, The prediction and prevention of falls among the elderly

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed publications in the past five years:

Shan, G.B. (2008). Biomechanical Evaluation of Bike Power Saver. Applied Ergonomics, 39(1):37-45.
Visentin, P., Shan, G.B., & Wasiak, E. (2008). Informing Music Teaching and Learning Using Movement Analysis Technology. International Journal of Music Education, 26(1): 71-85.

Dunn, B., Bocksnick, J., Hagen, B., Fu, Y., Li, X. Yuan, J., & Shan, G.B. (2008). Impact of Exercise on Seniors' Motor Control Response to External Dynamics. Research in Sports Medicine, 16(1): 39-55.
Shan, G.B., Visentin, P., Wooldridge, L., Wang, C. & Connolly, D. (2007). A Frequency-based Characterization of Spiccato Bowing in Violin Performance. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 105:1027-1051.

Shan, G.B., Wilde, B., Wooldridge, L., & Bohn, C. (2006). Comparaison 3D Entre le Grand Jeté en Danse et L'Axe Kick en Taekwondo: Évaluation du Risque par Modélisation Bioméchanique. Médecine des Arts, 53: 8-13.

Bohn, C., Shan, G.B. and Nicol K. (2006). Auftretende Belastungen beim Laufsport mit Alltagsprothesen - Loadings During Running with Above-Knee Prosthesis. Orthopädie-Technik, 4/06:250-55.

Betzler, N., Hofmann, M., Shan, G.B., & Witte, K. (2006). Biomechanical Modelling of a Golf Swing by Means of the Multibody-Kinetics Software "ADAMS". International Journal of Computer Science in Sport, 5(2): 52-55.

Shan, G.B., Visentin, P., & Iltis, P. (2005). Utility of EMG as a means to quantify activity levels in small muscles. Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 20(2): 111-112.

Shan, G.B., Daniels, D., Wang, C. Wutzke, C., & Lemire, G. (2005). Biomechanical analysis of maximal instep kick by female soccer players. Journal of Human Movement Studies, 49: 149-168.

Shan, G.B., & Westerhoff, P. (2005). Full-body kinematic characteristics of the maximal instep soccer kick by male soccer players and parameters related to kick quality. Sports Biomechanics, 4(1): 59-72.

Shan, G.B. (2005). Comparison of repetitive movements between ballet dancers and martial artists ⎯ risk assessment of muscle overuse injuries and prevention strategies. Research in Sports Medicine, 13(1): 63-76.

Shan, G.B. (2005). Content validity, criterion validity and generalization of anthropometric studies. Applied Ergonomics, 36(1): 121-122.

Shan, G.B., Visentin, P., & Schultz, A. (2004). Multi-dimensional signal analysis as a means of better understanding factors associated with repetitive use in violin performance. Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 19(3): 129-139.

Shan, G.B., Wu, G., & Haugh, L. (2004). A method to determine the interdependent relationships between biomechanical variables in Artificial Neural Network models: the case of lower extremity muscle activity and body sway. Neurocomputing, 61: 241-258.

Shan, G.B., Daniels, D., & Gu, R. (2004). Artificial neural networks and center-of-pressure modeling: a practical method for sensori-motor degradation assessment. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 11: 79-93.

Shan, G.B., Sust, M., Simard, S., Bohn, C., & Nicol, K. (2004). How can dynamic rigid-body modeling be helpful in motor learning? - Diagnosing performance using dynamic modeling. Kinesiology, 36(1): 5-14.

Shan, G.B., Bohn, C., Sust, M.,& Nicol, K. (2004). How can dynamic rigid-body modeling be helpful in motor learning? - Learning performance through dynamic modeling. Kinesiology, 36(2): 182-191.

Visentin, P., & Shan, G.B. (2004). An innovative approach to understand overuse injuries: biomechanical modeling as a platform to integrate information obtained from various analytical tools. Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 19(2): 96-102.

Shan, G.B., & Wilde, B. (2003). The selection of pretest states and parameters in identifying the age effect through the center of pressure measurement. Research in Sports Medicine, 11: 187-201.

Shan, G.B., & Bohn, C. (2003). Anthropometrical data and coefficients of regression related to gender and race. Applied Ergonomics, 34(4): 327-337.

Shan, G.B., & Visentin, P. (2003) A quantitative three-dimensional analysis of arm kinematics in violin performance. Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 18(1): 3-10.

Visentin, P., & Shan, G.B. (2003) The kinetic characteristics of the bow arm during violin performance; an examination of internal loads as a function of tempo. Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 18(3):91-97.

Sust, M., Shan, G.B., Korban, S., & Nicol, K. (2003). Methode zur Trennung von muskulär und nichtmuskulär verursachten Drehmomentanteilen am Beispiel eines einfachen Trampolin-sprunges. Spectrum der Sportwissenschaten, 15(2), 34-59.

Bohn, C., Shan, G.B., Korff, T., & Nicol, K. (2003). Laufen mit Obershenkelprothesen im Alltag - sinnvoll order shaedlich? Schriften der Deutschen Vereinigung fuer Sportwissenschaft, Band 135, 64-66.

Research Interests

Dr. Shan’s research interests cover the areas of biomechanical modelling of sports skills, anthropometry, motor control and learning, injury prevention and population health problems. His current research interests lie in understanding the mechanism of posture control by the way of Biomechanical modelling, artificial neural network modelling (ANN), Biomechanical analysis of musical performances and multi-media application in biomechanical teaching

Current Research and Creative Activity

TitleLocationGrant InformationPrincipal InvestigatorCo Researchers
3D motion analysis of various sports skills Lethbridge, AB SSAA (Sport Science Association of Alberta), 2002-10.

Gongbing Shan, University of Lethbridge
Equipment design Lethbridge, AB SAIPN (Southern Alberta Intellectual Property Network), 2007-09.

Gongbing Shan, University of Lethbridge
Equipment optimization and occupational injury prevention Lethbridge, AB NSERC, 2008-13.

Gongbing Shan, University of Lethbridge

Previous Research

TitleGrant AgencyCompletion Date
Ageing study NSERC IPY Program 2008
Biomechanical analysis of violin performance Alberta Foundation for the Arts 2005

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