Science serving Industry, Sports, and Human Performance
Some recent additions to our website as of Thursday, November 30, 2023:
Performance Analysis System 2020
Published on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 by Gideon Ariel
The Ariel Performance Analysis System (APAS) Edition 2020, version 14.3.13 is available.
APAS is a video-based 3D motion analysis system. APAS can capture video from multiple cameras simultaneously and perform a biomechanical analysis automatically. Any high resolution video at any speed is supported. High-speed video with h.264 video codecs is supported in .mov .mp4, and .avi video formats.
The Discus Thrower and his Dream Factory
Published on Monday, April 2, 2018 by Gideon Ariel
Gideon Ariel / Autobiography
As a child in Israel, Dr. Gideon Ariel had five goals—breaking the Israeli records in the shot put and discus, representing Israel in the Olympic Games, studying at a university in America, becoming a multimillionaire and owning a Cadillac. These goals might have seemed unobtainable to a young man on the way to juvenile delinquency, but picking up the discus changed all that. And one sailing, floating throw of a discus in a single competitive event set him on a path to becoming a world-renowned biomechanist and operating his own dream factory.
ISBS Geoffrey Dyson Award 2012
Published on Sunday, July 1, 2012 by Gideon Ariel
The International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) anounced that the recipient of the Geoffrey Dyson Award for the ISBS 2012 conference is Dr. Gideon Ariel.
The Geoffrey Dyson Award and Keynote Presentation is the most prestigious award offered by ISBS. It is awarded to an individual who through his/her professional career has embodied and carried out the mission of ISBS.
Gideon is well known in the field of sports biomechanics due to his extensive knowledge of how physics applies to human motion, as well as his expertise in computer science. He is a former Olympic athlete, and completed his graduate and post-doctoral work at the University of Massachusetts, where he received a PhD in Exercise and Computer Science. He has published numerous scientific papers, founded an independent laboratory devoted to biomechanical research relating to human performance, and was chairman of the U.S. Olympic Biomechanical Committee.