PERVASIVE COMPUTING TO ENHANCE SPORT PERFORMANCE

  • Arnold Baca
  • Philipp Kornfeind
Keywords: table tennis, rowing, feedback, knowledge of results, knowledge of performance

Abstract

The integration of modem sensor-, information-and communication technologies provides new means for developing systems to acquire data in -training and competition. Various sensors and devices are incorporated into the sport equipment or attached to the athlete. Mobile computers acquire and present the data recorded, other systems use telemetric methods to transmit the data acquired to receiving stations, which then process and adequately present them. Portable devices, which are not bound to laboratory conditions are particularly useful. Systems of that kind have been developed for table tennis and rowing. In the example of table tennis a microcontroller based solution for analysing service techniques is presented. In the case of rowing the system was developed for giving feedback both during on water and ergometer rowing.
Published
2008-03-16