Analysis of swimming technique: state of the art: applications and implications.

Sanders, Ross, Psycharakis, Stelios, McCabe, Carla, Naemi, Roozbeh, Connaboy, Chris, Li, S, Scott, G and Spence, A (2006) Analysis of swimming technique: state of the art: applications and implications. Portuguese Journal of Sports Sciences, 6 (2S). 20 (S)-24 (S). ISSN 1645-0523

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Methods of analysing motion have advanced greatly in recent years due to improvement in technology as well as application of scientific approaches. Methods of analysis may involve video based techniques from which kinematics and kinetics can be derived or direct measurement of velocity and force using various velocities and force transducing devices. At the Centre for Aquatics Research and Education (CARE) we have developed methods based predominantly on analysis of video. Analysis based on video ranges from qualitative analysis without quantification of variables, to three-dimensional analysis of kinematics and kinetics from digitised body landmarks from several cameras. The purpose of this paper is to present video-based methods of collecting data, analysing data, and presenting results for different levels of analysis including qualitative analysis and simple quantitative analysis for immediate feedback, two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) quantitative analysis of kinematics, and deriving forces from the whole body centre of mass. Examples of specific applications and implications are described.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1645-0523
Electronic ISSN: Porto, Portugal
Additional Information: Paper presented at the International Symposium on Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming (Xth : 2006 : Porto, Portugal)and published in the supplement identified above.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Swimming; Technique; Kinematics; Applied forces; Coaching; Video recordings;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences > School of Life Sciences
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 700 Arts & recreation > 770 Photography & computer art > 778 Fields & kinds of photography
700 Arts & recreation > 790 Sports, games & entertainment > 797 Aquatic & air sports
Library of Congress Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
T Technology > TR Photography
Item ID: 1671
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2008 12:07
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2013 14:09

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