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;
- 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
This list contains a variety of topics that I consider currently or may consider in the future for investigations. Certain topics may be suitable to apply for funds, which is important to know for
students who are planning to pursue a scientific career and looking for positions. Students of NTNU may register for two of my courses where students can be involved in these topics (course title:
"Analytical Study of Selected Topics in Sport Sciences" and, for some topics, also "Selected Topics of Sports Equipment Design"). Most topics are ideas that I am discussing with
collaboration partners from my international network of researchers from the US, Europe, and Asia. So, this is also a great chance to be globally connected and to collect international experience. I
am always open to listening to new suggestions, and the list will be adjusted constantly. So, potential collaborators may contact me to discuss fields for collaboration that are not listed here.
For detailed information, contact me directly.
||Ground reaction forces during 50-meter sprinting and short-term effects of different
||Injury risk detection via smartphones during single-leg drop jumps
||Anthropometric and kinematic performance determinants in long
||Effects of massage chairs on regeneration, pain, and well-being
||Ground reaction forces during long-distance (treadmill) running (+effect of footwear bending stiffness)
||Movement variability in general and sport-specific jumping
Balance in taiji practitioners during daily life activities and taiji practices
Effect of access to physical activity and training facilities at school level on public health
||Eye-tracking in motor skill learning
||Usage of LPS and IMU in the context of physical education programs ("smart gyms")
||Video-based semi-automized movement detection in martial arts
||Camera-based assessment of sports situations in martial arts
||Boxing performance diagnostics
||Motorized and computerized hip flexibility training device
||Basketball movement detection based on rhythms
||Analyzing body shapes via 2D camera screening
||Machine learning-based predictions of training improvement
||Digital boxing referee system
||Martial arts referee education system
a available in the course "Analytical Study of Selected Topics in Sport Sciences"
b available in the course "Selected Topics of Sports Equipment Design"
1 highest priority (usually topics that are ongoing or about to kick-off; stage: final planning -
2 high priority (usually topics that were already discussed with collaborators but lack a final plan;
stage: draft - final planning)
3 normal priority (usually topics with a rough idea; stage: exploration - draft)
The priority is only provided for information. Students are absolutely free to choose any topic they want in the courses or even may propose their own
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
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).
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
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
- Fuchs, P. X., Fusco, A., Shiang, T.-Y., Cortis, C., & Wagner, H. (under review). Concurrent validity of wobble board performance for balance assessment and relationship with force plate
center of pressure. Scand J Med Sci Sport.
- 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.
- 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].
- Fuchs, P. X.,
Chou, Y.-C., Chen, W.-H., Fiolo, N. J., & Shiang, T.-Y. (2022). Accuracy of a Local Positioning System for Time-series
Speed and Acceleration and Performance Indicators in Game Sports. Sports Biomech.
- Fuchs, P. X.,
Shiang, T.-Y., & Herzog, W. (2022). Observations regarding open access publishing in hybrid journals in sport
science. J Sport Health Sci.
- Fuchs, P. X., Hsieh, C.-H., Chen, W.-H., Tang, Y.-S., Fiolo, N. J., & Shiang, T.-Y. (2022). Sensor number in
simplified insole layouts and the accuracy of ground reaction force measurement during locomotion. Sports Biomech.
- Chen, W.-H., Chiang, C.-W., Fiolo, N. J., Fuchs, P. X., & Shiang, T.-Y. (2022). Ideal combinations of acceleration-based intensity metrics and sensor positions to monitor exercise intensity under different types of
sports. Sensors 22(7), 2583.
- Fuchs, P. X., Fuchs, P., von Duvillard, S. P., Wagner, H., & Shiang, T.-Y. (2022). Critical assessment of a
wide-spread method for estimating energy expenditure during accelerated running based on positioning tracking systems. J Sport Health Sci.
- Sumartiningsih, S., Rahayu, S., Handoyo, E., Lin, J.-C., Lim, C. L., Starczewski, M., Fuchs, P. X.,
& Kuo, C.-H. (2022). Systemic Lactate Elevation Induced by Tobacco Smoking during Rest and Exercise Is Not Associated with
Nicotine. Int J Env Res Pub Health 19(5), 2902.
- Yang, X.-N., Tang, Y.-S., Hsieh, C.-H., Fuchs, P. X., & Shiang, T.-Y. (2021).
Influence of the Number of Plantar Pressure Sensors on the Accuracy of Balance Parameters. J Sports Perf 8(2), 87-96. [Chinese]
- Fuchs, P., Luteberget, L. S., Fuchs, P. X., & Wagner, H. (2021). Comparative Analysis of the Indirect Calorimetry and the
Metabolic Power Method to Calculate Energy Expenditure in Team Handball. Appl Sci 12(1), 163.
- Fiolo, N. J., Lu, H.-Y., Chen, C.-H., Fuchs, P. X., Chen, W.-H., & Shiang, T.-Y.
(2021). The Validity and Reliability of a
Tire Pressure-Based Power Meter for Indoor Cycling. Sensors 21(18), 6117.
- Fuchs, P. X., Doupona, M., Varga, K., Bon, M., Cortis, C., Fusco, A., Castellani, L., Niemisalo, N., Hannola, H., Giron, P., Förster, J., Capranica, L., & Wagner, H. (2021). Multi-national perceptions on challenges, opportunities, and support structures for Dual Career migrations
in European student-athletes. PloS ONE 16(6), e0253333.
- Fuchs, P. X., Mitteregger, J., Hoelbling, D., Menzel, H.-J. K., Bell, J. W., von Duvillard, S. P., & Wagner, H. (2021). Relationship between general jump types and spike jump
performance in elite female and male volleyball players. Appl Sci, 11(3), 1105.
- Wagner, H. & Fuchs, P. X. (2020). Athletic migration. Dual Career and qualification in sports. Research Features, 133,
- Fusco, A., Fuchs, P. X., Wagner, H., De Maio, M., & Cortis, C. (2020). A Novel Approach to Measuring Wobble Board Performance in Individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability.
Heliyon, 6(9), e04937.
- Fuchs, P. X., Fusco,
A., Cortis, C., & Wagner, H. (2020). Effects of Differential Jump Training on Balance
Performance in Female Volleyball Players. Appl Sci, 10(17), 5921.
- Fuchs, P. X., Fusco, A., Bell, J. W., von Duvillard, S. P., Cortis, C., & Wagner, H. (2020). Effects of Differential Training on Female Volleyball
Spike-Jump Technique and Performance. Int J Sport Physiol Perform, 15(7), 1019-1025.
- Fusco, A., Giancotti, G. F., Fuchs, P. X., Wagner, H., Varalda, C., Capranica, L., & Cortis, C. (2020). Dynamic Balance Evaluation: Reliability and Validity of a
Computerized Wobble Board. J Strength Cond Res, 34(6), 1709-1715.
- Fusco, A., Giancotti, G. F., Fuchs, P. X., Wagner, H., da Silva, R. A., & Cortis, C. (2020). Y balance
test: Are we doing it right? J Sci Med Sport, 23(2), 194-199.
- Fusco, A., Cortis, C., Castellani, L., Giron, P., Förster, J., Niemisalo, N., Hannola, H., Doupona, M., Bon, M.,
Capranica, L., Wagner, H., & Fuchs, P. X. (2019). Student-athletes’ Experience And Perception On Migration in Dual Career: The Amid Project. Med Sci Sport Exer 51(S),
- Cortis, C., Giancotti, G. F., Fuchs, P. X., Wagner, H., da Silva, R. A., & Fusco, A. (2019). Is wobble board balance performance influenced by sex and anthropometric
characteristics? Med Sci Sport Exer, 51(S), 356-357.
- Fuchs, P. X., Menzel, H.-J. K., Guidotti, F., Bell, J., von Duvillard, S., & Wagner, H. (2019).
Spike jump biomechanics in male versus female elite volleyball players. J Sport Sci, 37(21),
- Fusco, A., Giancotti, G. F., Fuchs, P. X., Wagner, H., Varalda, C., & Cortis, C. (2019). Wobble board balance assessment in subjects with chronic ankle instability. Gait Posture 68, 352-356.
- Fuchs, P. X., Fusco, A., Bell, J., von Duvillard, S. P., Cortis, C., & Wagner, H. (2019). Movement characteristics of volleyball spike jump performance in females. J Sci Med Sport
- Wagner, H., Fuchs, P., Fusco, A., Fuchs, P. X., Bell, J., von Duvillard, S. (2019). Physical performance in elite male and female team handball players. Int J Sport Physiol Perform
- Fusco, A., Fuchs, P. X., Giancotti, G. F., De Maio, M., Varalda, C., Wagner, H., Capranica,
L., & Cortis, C. (2018). Wobble Board Dynamic Assessment in Subjects with Chronic Ankle Instability. Med Sci Sport Exer 50(S), 512.
- Wagner, H., Fuchs, P. X., & von Duvillard, S. P. (2018). Specific physiological and biomechanical performance in elite, sub-elite and in non-elite male team handball players. J Sports Med Phys Fitness 58(1-2), 73-81.
- Fuchs, P. X., Lindinger, S. J., & Schwameder, H. (2018). Kinematic analysis of
proximal-to-distal and simultaneous motion sequencing of straight punches. Sports Biomech 17(4), 512-530.
- Fuchs, P. X., Wagner, H., Hannola, H, Niemisalo, N., Pehme, A., Puhke, R., Marinsek, M., Strmecki, A., Svetec, D., Brown, A., Capranica, L., & Guidotti, F. (2016). European student-athletes’ perceptions on dual
career outcomes and services. Kinesiologia Slovenica 22(2), 31-48.
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).Fuchs_2022_IWALS2022_Abstract.pdf
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: https://youtu.be/1OJnM-wEjLoFuchs 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: https://youtu.be/CwCo0rSgZdYFuchs 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pv8G5xGJmPQFuchs 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlGpVCzINmIFuchs 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjjnCeoTfmcFuchs 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]
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)]
Dr. Philip X. Fuchs, PhD No 88, Sec 4, Tingzhou Rd, Wenshan Dist, 116 Taipei, Taiwan firstname.lastname@example.org +43 (0)680 2459 225