Christian Clermont

Postdoctoral Scholar

Faculty of Kinesiology

PhD - Kinesiology

University of Calgary, 2019

MSc - Kinesiology

University of Regina, 2015

BKin (Honours) - Fitness & Lifestyle

University of Regina, 2010

Contact information


Kinesiology : KNB 412

Preferred method of communication


Research and teaching

Biomechanics & Injury Prevention

  • Sport Biomechanics
  • Wearable Technology
  • Injury Prevention

Research interests

Wearable technology has become one of the fastest growing fields in health and sport, being a top worldwide fitness trend for the past few years. However, more research is needed to make sense of wearable technology data to improve athletic performance and prevent injury. Dr. Christian Clermont, PhD, research studies incorporate wearable sensors for the collection of human biomechanics data in health and sport science disciplines.

Most recently, his doctoral work provided evidence for the effective use of wearable sensor data with pattern recognition methods to monitor typical and atypical running biomechanics in competitive and recreational athletes.

Clermont's main postdoctoral research project aims to use impact monitoring mouthguards to monitor head impacts in youth athletes and identify key biomechanical features that characterize sport-related concussion. 

The Kinesiology research themes that best reflect Clermont's areas of study include:

  • Movement science & musculoskeletal health
  • Injury prevention, sport medicine & rehabilitation

Supervisor: Dr. Darren Stefanyshyn, PhD


Clermont, C.A., Pohl, A.J., & Ferber, R. (In Press, 2019). Fatigue-related changes in running gait patterns persist in the days following a marathon race. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation. Manuscript ID: JSR.2019-0206.

Clermont, C.A., Benson, L., Edwards, W.B., Hettinga, B.A., & Ferber, R. (In Press, 2019). New considerations for wearable technology data: Changes in running biomechanics during a marathon. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. doi:

Clermont, C.A., Duffett-Leger, L., Hettinga, B.A., & Ferber, R. (2020). Runners’ perspectives on ‘smart’ wearable technology and its use for preventing injury. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 36(1), 31-40. doi:

Ahamed, N.U., Benson, L.C., Clermont, C.A., Pohl, A.J., & Ferber, R. (2019). New considerations for collecting biomechanical data using wearable sensors: How does inclination influence the number of runs needed to determine a stable running gait pattern? Sensors, 19, 2516. doi:

Clermont, C.A., Phinyomark, A., Osis, S.T., & Ferber, R. (2019). Classification of higher- and lower-mileage runners based on running kinematics. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 8(3), 249-257. doi:

Benson, L.C., Clermont, C.A., Watari, R., Exley, T., & Ferber, R. (2019). Automated accelerometer-based gait event detection during multiple running conditions. Sensors, 19(7), 1483. doi:  

Ahamed, N.U., Kobsar, D., Benson, L., Clermont, C., Osis, S.T., & Ferber, R. (2019). Subject-specific and group-based running pattern classification using a single wearable sensor. Journal of Biomechanics, 84(14), 227-233. doi:

Clermont, C.A., Benson, L.C., Osis, S.T., Kobsar, D., & Ferber, R. (2019). Running patterns for male and female competitive and recreational runners based on accelerometer data. Journal of Sports Sciences, 37(2), 204-211. doi:

Ahamed, N., Kobsar, D., Benson, L., Clermont, C., Kohrs, R., Osis, S.T., & Ferber, R. (2018). Using wearable sensors to classify subject-specific running biomechanical gait patterns based on changes in environmental weather conditions. PloS ONE, 13(9): e0203839. doi:

Benson, L.C., Clermont, C.A., Bošnjak, E., & Ferber, R. (2018). The use of wearable devices for walking and running gait analysis outside of the lab: A systematic review. Gait & Posture, 63, 124-138. doi:

Benson, L.C., Clermont, C.A., Osis, S.T., Kobsar, D., & Ferber, R. (2018). Classifying running conditions using a single wearable sensor: Optimal segmentation and feature extraction methods. Journal of Biomechanics, 71(11), 94-99. doi:

Macaulay, C.A.J., Osis, S.T., Clermont, C., & Ferber, R. (2017). The use of real-time feedback to improve kinematic marker placement consistency among novice examiners. Gait & Posture, 58, 440-445. doi:

Clermont, C.A., Osis, S., Phinyomark, A., & Ferber, R. (2017). Kinematic gait patterns in competitive and recreational runners. Journal of Applied Biomechanics 33(4), 268-276. doi:

Barden, J.M., Clermont, C.A., Kobsar, D., & Beauchet, O. (2016). Accelerometer-based step regularity is lower in older adults with bilateral knee osteoarthritis. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10(625). doi:

Clermont, C.A. & Barden, J.M. (2016). Accelerometer-based determination of gait variability in older adults with knee osteoarthritis. Gait and Posture, 50, 126-130. doi:


2017 – Graduate Student Scholarship – Alberta Innovates: Technology Futures

2017 – Postgraduate Scholarship – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

2017 – Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship – University of Calgary (Declined due to NSERC)

2015 – Kinesiology Dean’s Doctoral Studentship – University of Calgary

2015 – Faculty of Kinesiology & Health Studies Outstanding Graduate Student Award – University of Regina