Science & Research

Due to my past and ongoing activities and involvements in projects, my research interests are spread across different fields within sports science and include:

  • Biomechanics and movement analyses (kinematics, kinetics, EMG; volleyball, martial arts; jumping, striking, balance; performance, health)
  • Sports technologies and equipment evaluation (validation studies assessing precision and accuracy of various devices)
  • Dual Career in the EU (within and across national borders)


The following section contains 1) current & future research ideas, 2) previous projects, 3) my educational background, academic achievements, and the full list of my publications and conference contributions.

Current & future research topics

This list contains topics that are related to ongoing/planned/potential projects with (inter)national collaborators. NTNU students may register for two of my courses where students can be involved in these topics (course title: "Analytical Studies in Sport Sciences" and, for some topics, also "Selected Topics of Sports Equipment Design"). This is also a great chance to be globally connected and to collect international experience. NTNU students who look for supervision for their graduation thesis may propose their own ideas. For detailed information, contact me directly.


Priority Topic Note
1 Cycling biomechanics, sensing technologies (smart posture and pedaling adjustment) ab
1 Ground reaction forces during 50-meter sprinting (effects of footwear, effects of warm-ups) ab
1 AI-based movement detection and automized calculations for biomechanical analysis ab
1 Teaching (bio)mechanics (transfer theoretical knowledge <-> sports practice, motor/academic learning) ab
2 Ground reaction forces during long-distance (treadmill) running (+effect of footwear bending stiffness) ab
2 Pressure sensor insole data into 3D forces (IMU-supported) ab
2 Movement variability in general/sport-specific jumping (volleyball, spiking, females vs males) a
2 Effects of massage chairs on regeneration, pain, and well-being ab
2 Balance in taiji practitioners during daily life activities and taiji practices a
3 Philosophy in martial arts (East vs West, past vs present) a
3 Usage of LPS and IMU in the context of physical education programs ("smart gyms") ab
3 Injury risk detection via smartphones during single-leg drop jumps ab
3 Anthropometric and kinematic performance determinants in long jumping a

a  available in the course "Analytical Studies in Sport Sciences".

b  available in the course "Selected Topics of Sports Equipment Design".

1-3  highest to lowest priority.

Previous projects

EU-Funded Projects

Duration: 09/2014-12/2020

Roles: Project Assistant & Project Coordinator

09/2014-02/2017, the WINNER project contributed to the facilitation and standardization of Dual Career measures across EU countries by developing, testing, and delivering the WINNER study model.

01/2018-12/2020, the AMiD project addressed Dual Career and athlete migration within the EU, developed recommendations, and supported pilot migrations.

PhD: Sport Science, Methods

Duration: 11/2015-11/2020

Role: Doctoral student

11/2015-01/2020, PhD in Sports and Exercise Science: Motion analyses and training science; volleyball spike-jumps, identifying sex-dependent technical and coordinative characteristics, and testing sex-specific training interventions (University of Salzburg).

12/2017-11/2020, PhD in Methods, Models and Technologies: Analyses on a computerized wobble board for balance assessment (University of Cassino e Lazio Meridionale).

Sports Technologies

Duration: 01/2021-01/2023

Role: Post-Doc

Studies and R&D on footwear stiffness, pressure sensor insoles with reduced numbers of sensors to measure ground reaction forces and center of pressure as well as an innovative local positioning system to track player positions and identify movements; collaborating with Taiwanese developers; member of the research team of Prof. Dr. Tzyy-Yuang Shiang (National Taiwan Normal University).


12/2017 - 11/2020:  Ph.D. degree in 'Methods, Models and Technologies' (Ph.D.), University of Cassino e Lazio Meridionale (Italy)

11/2015 - 01/2020:  Doctoral degree in 'Sport and Exercise Science' (Dr. rer. nat.), University of Salzburg (Austria)

10/2013 - 10/2015:  Master degree in 'Sport Science and Kinesiology' (M.Sc.), University of Salzburg (Austria)

03/2012 - 10/2015:  Bachelor study in 'Philosophy' (no degree), University of Salzburg (Austria)

10/2010 - 09/2013:  Bachelor degree in 'Sport Science and Kinesiology' (B.Sc.), University of Salzburg (Austria)


01/2021:   Merit Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievements, University of Salzburg

02/2016:   Merit Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievements, University of Salzburg

09/2015:   2nd place Bengt Nybelius Award (Young Investigator Award), EAS 2015, Amsterdam


Journals & Proceedings

In submission

  • Chen, B.-Y., Chen, W.-H., Fuchs, P. X., Fiolo, N. J., Huang, C.-F., & Shiang, T.-Y. (under review). Optimal velocity loss zone in resistance training to enhance low-limb performance: a systematic review with meta-analysis. J Sport Health Sci.
  • Fuchs, P. X., Chen, W.-H., Hsieh, C.-H., Zhang, X., Fiolo, N. J., & Shiang, T.-Y. (under review). Center of pressure accuracy during gaits measured via insoles with reduced sensor number. Sport Biomech.
  • Chou, Y-C., Fuchs, P. X., Chen, W.-H., & Shiang, T.-Y. (accepted). Analysis of coordinate positioning accuracy of athlete tracking system. Chinese J Sport Biomech [Chinese].










Congresses (as presenter only)

Kinetic Changes in Therapeutical Cycling due to Posture, Cadence, and Resistance
Presentation at the Taipei Cycling Science 2024 in Taipei, Taiwan (March 2024).
Neuer Datei-Download
Sensor number-dependent accuracy of ground reaction forces and center of pressure in simplified pressure sensor insoles
Presentation at the International Society of Biomechanics in Fukuoka, Japan (July, 2023).
Fuchs_2023_ISB_pressure sensor insole va[...]
PDF-Dokument [1.5 MB]
Validity of speed and acceleration for game sports derived from a new local positioning system
Presentation at the International Workshop on Advanced Learning Sciences 2022 in Taipei (October, 2022).
PDF-Dokument [271.6 KB]
Concurrent validity of instantaneous and peak accelerations via a local positioning system for game sports
Presentation at the World Congress of Biomechanics in Taipei, Taiwan (virtual; July, 2022).
Video record (for back-up purpose only) of the presentation:
Fuchs et al_2022_validity of LPS acceler[...]
PDF-Dokument [1.2 MB]
Accuracy of a new local positioning system in obtaining speed and acceleration during game sports movements
Presentation at the European Society of Biomechanics in Porto, Portugal (June, 2022).
Fuchs et al_2022_ESB.pdf
PDF-Dokument [1.5 MB]
Athletic Migration in Dual Career (AMiD): These characteristics help to identify the student-athletes’ challenges and required services
Presentation at the European College of Sport Science in Sevilla, Spain (virtual; October, 2020).
Fuchs_AMiD e-poster.pdf
PDF-Dokument [349.6 KB]
The AMiD Project (2018-2020): Overview and Findings
Presentation at the 17th European Atehltes as Students Conference in Hamburg, Germany (virtual; September, 2020).
Original video record of the presentation:
Fuchs et al_2020_AMiD Project_Overview a[...]
PDF-Dokument [758.3 KB]
Philosophy in Oriental Martial Arts and its Practical Relevance for Fight Application
Presentation at the annual conference of Martial Arts and Martial Sports 2018 of the German Society of Sport Science in Ghent, Belgium (November, 2018).
Original video record of the presentation:
Fuchs Harlander_2018_Philosophy in Marti[...]
PDF-Dokument [1.3 MB]
European Student-Athletes' Experience and Perception on Migration in Dual Career: The AMiD Project
Presentation at the 15th European Athletes as Students Conference in Coimbra, Portugal (September, 2018).
Fuchs et al_2018_AMiD project.pdf
PDF-Dokument [1.2 MB]
Movement Characteristics Determining Volleyball Spike Jump Performance in Females
Presentation at the European College of Sport Science in Dublin, Ireland (July, 2018).
Fuchs et al_2018_Determinants of volleyb[...]
PDF-Dokument [1.5 MB]
Is the reduced spike jump performance in elite female volleyball players determined only by sex differences in anatomy, strength and power?
Presentation at the European College of Sport Science in Vienna, Austria (July, 2016).
Video record of the presentation:
Fuchs et al_2016_Sex dependent differenc[...]
PDF-Dokument [671.1 KB]
European student-athletes’ perceptions on dual career outcomes and services: Insights from the "Facilitating Higher Education for Athletes - WINNER Education Model" LLP project
Presentation at the 12th European Athletes as Students Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands (September, 2015), made the 2nd place Bengt Nybelius Award (young investigator award).
Original video record of the presentation:
Fuchs et al_2015_European student-athlet[...]
PDF-Dokument [1.5 MB]
Kinematischer Vergleich zweier Faustschlagkonzepte vor geschlechterabhängigem Anwendungshintergrund [Kinematic comparison of two different punching concepts considering gender-related application]
Presentation at the Menschen im Zweikampf - Kampfkunst und Kampfsport in Forschung und Lehre 2014 in Ludwigsburg, Germany (October, 2014).
Fuchs et al_2014_Kinematischer Vergleich[...]
PDF-Dokument [902.4 KB]

International invitations

10/2018:  University of Rome Foro Italico, Italy (speaker)

07/2019:  National Institute of Fitness and Sports in Kanoya, Japan (scientific exchange)

11/2019:  University of Seoul, South Korea (scientific exchange)

11/2019:  Yonsei University, South Korea (scientific exchange)

11/2019:  Seoul National University, South Korea (scientific exchange)

12/2019:  Hosei University, Japan (scientific exchange)

12/2019:  Waseda University, Japan (scientific exchange)

12/2019:  National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan (speaker)


since 01/2021: Section "Applied Biosciences and Bioengineering" of the journal "Applied Sciences" [2019 Impact Factor: 2.474 (Q2 in "Physics Applied", "Chemistry, Multidisciplinary" and "Engineering, Multidisciplinary"), SJR: 0.418 (Q1 in Engineering)]


since 04/2020:  Journal of Sports Sciences

since 03/2020:  Sports Biomechanics

since 03/2020:  PLOS ONE

since 02/2020:  Journal of Sports Science & Medicine

since 11/2019:  Ido Movement for Culture

since 02/2019:  Human Movement

since 11/2018:  Gait & Posture

since 11/2018:  Journal of Biomechanics

since 01/2018:  Journal of Human Kinetics

Dr. Philip X. Fuchs, PhD        No 162, Sec 1, Heping East Rd, Da'an, 106 Taipei, Taiwan       +886 (0)933 073162