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Dr. Dean Hay

Dr. Dean Hay

Dr. Dean Hay

Schulich School of Education - School of Physical and Health Education - Professor (Sabbatical)
office: AC148-D, Centre for Physical and Health Education
email: deanh@nipissingu.ca
tel: 705.474.3450      
ext: 4585
fax: 705.474.1947
web: Dr. Dean Hay's Website


BSc, University of Toronto;
PhD, University of Tokyo

Areas of Specialization:

​Biomechanics, artificial neural networks, wavelet transforms, bilateral asymmetry,
energy expenditure and movement classification modelling.

Research Interests:

​Dr. Hay’s initial interest in bilateral asymmetry in humans led to research on
how it might affect performance and efficiency. This line of questioning has led
to several collaborative publications and has been expanded to study other
fundamental aspects of human balance and movement. The second area of Dr.
Hay’s research has been an outgrowth of the first; that is, developing applied
modeling tools to better understand human movement in controlled and free-
living environments. Dr. Hay has used Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) to model
energy expenditure in a simulated free-living environment and is expanding
his use of ANNs in order to classify movements from EMG, accelerometry and
heart rate data. Dr. Hay is currently exploring Continuous Wavelet Transform
techniques to analyze transient postural events from biomechanical data.


​For a complete list of Dr. Hay's publications, please access either ResearchGate or Google Scholar:



Courses Taught:

PHED 1016 Motor Development
PHED 1206 Systemic Approach to Functional Human Anatomy I
PHED 2217 Systemic Approach to Integrated Human Physiology
PHED 3026 Biomechanics I (now PHED 2036)
PHED 3217 Research Methods and Statistics in Physical Activity (now PHED 2406)
PHED 4026 Biomechanics II
PHED 4036 Ergonomics (now PHED 3066)
PHED 4046 Contemporary Issues in Sport and Physical Activity
PHED 4995 Research Project
KINE 5006 Research Methods in Kinesiology

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