João Paulo Vilas-Boas

Name: João Paulo Vilas-Boas, PhD
Faculty/Institute: FADEUP
Position: Director of LABIOMEP, Full professor of biomechanics, Coordinator of biomechanics laboratory, member of governing council of CIFI2D, Member of steering group biomechanics and medicine in swimming of world commission for science in sports
Email: jpvb@fade.up.pt
Website: Research Gate


Research interests: Human movement biomechanics, Energy cost and thermodynamics of human locomotion, Performance modeling and training in swimming

Beatriz Branquinho Gomes l Ongoing l
Camila Fonseca l Ongoing l
João António Martins Ribeiro l Ongoing l
Karla de Jesus l Ongoing l
Lígia Costa l Ongoing l
Márcio Borgonovo dos Santos l Ongoing l Biomechanical and bioenergetics characterization of horizontal surf phase: The paddlings and movement to stand-up.
Margarida Dias l Ongoing l
Phornpot Chainok l Ongoing l
Pooya Soltani l Ongoing l Virtual swimming: An integrated study of physiology, biomechanics and psychology for the characterization of a virtual game.
Tânia Socorro Amorim Soares l Ongoing l

Selected scientific publications:
1- Vilas-Boas, J. P., Ramos, R. J., Fernandes, R. J., Silva, A. J., Rouboa, A. I., Machado, L., Barbosa, T. M., & Marinho, D. A. (2015). Hydrodynamic analysis of different finger positions in swimming: A computational fluid dynamics approach. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 31(1), 48-55. doi:10.1123/JAB.2013-0296
2- Clemente-Suárez, V. J., Fernandes, R. J., Arroyo-Toledo, J. J., Figueiredo, P., González-Ravé, J. M., & Vilas-Boas, J. P. (2015). Autonomic adaptation after traditional and reverse swimming training periodizations. Acta Physiologica Hungarica, 102(1), 105-113.
3- Castro, M. P., Figueiredo, M. C., Abreu, S. A., Sousa, H., Machado, L., Santos, R., & Vilas-Boas, J. P. (2015). The influence of gait cadence on the ground reaction forces and plantar pressures during load carriage of young adults. Applied Ergonomics, 49, 41-46.
4- Barbosa, T. M., de Jesus, K., Abraldes, J. A., Ribeiro, J., Figueiredo, P., Vilas-Boas, J. P., & Fernandes, R. J. (2015). Effects of protocol step length on biomechanical measures in swimming . International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 10(2), 211-218. doi:10.1123/ijspp.2014-0108
5- Sousa, A., Vilas-Boas, J. P., & Fernandes, R. J. (2014). VO2 kinetics and metabolic contributions whilst swimming at 95, 100, and 105% of the velocity at VO2max. BioMed Research International, 2014(Article 675363). doi:10.1155/2014/675363.