Imaging Techniques

Left: muscle boundaries marked in MRI data.      Right: calf muscles tractography from Diffusion Tensor data

Qualisys Track Manager

3D data tracking during running (left) and hurdles transpose (right)

MOCAP roedents

3D Motion capture setup for small roedents

NEI 2012

Left: demonstration for the European Researcher's Night 2012 (NEI 2012). Right: "Urban Sketchers" work in the NEI-2012

ISAK course

Level 1 Certification Course - International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK)

Active Aging

Active Aging Program

Active Aging

Active Aging Program

Active Aging

Active Aging Program

Active Aging and NEI

Left: Active Aging Program.    Right: European Researcher's Night 2012

Laboratory Studies

Left: Cyclic exercise loading project - hopping motion capture.   Right: Infant soccer project

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  • The Biomechanics and Functional Morphology Laboratory (BFML) is a research and education facility within the Faculty of Human Kinetics (FMH) and the University of Lisbon (ULisboa). It combines two areas of major international and national scientific tradition: Biomechanics and Morphological Sciences.


    These two areas are dedicated to the teaching and research in Biology, Sports Science and Health Sciences. Morphology and Biomechanics are core disciplines in our undergraduate and postgraduate programs and provide an important scientific background for applications in fields such as Biology, Physical Education and Sport, Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy, among others.


    The BMFL has developed an important network of collaborations with national and international reference research groups in their scientific fields, which is materialized in research projects funded (mostly under the coordination of the BMFL) and a set of doctoral or post-doctoral programs and projects.

what are we doing

  • In vivo morpho-functional evaluation using imaging techniques


  • Modeling and Biomechanical Simulation of movements and muscle/joint structures