APPLICATION IN SPORTS OF THE "ELITE": A SYSTEM FOR REAL TIME PROCESSING OF TV SIGNALS
AbstractCompetitive sport requires a deep engagement of the athletes that have to improve continuously physical and technical qualities with heavy programs of training. The help of the coaches is an important tool both to plan the training and to perform it correctly. The coach evaluates the work of the athlete with quantitative and qualitative inspections. Quantitatively he measures the actual performance or useful parameters (time, length, height) obtaining information on the total efficiency of the athlete. Qualitatively he analyzes the technical aspects of the sport. The analysis is done by a direct visual inspection or by video tape records. The final result is a synthesis of sensations that, through experience and knowledge, becomes practical suggestions. When the same analysis is quantitative, the intervention may he more complete as the coach is supported by powerful information: knowledge of quantities not easy or possible to be detected by visual inspection (velocities, accelerations, forces), accurate description of each phase of the movement, data storage allowing objective comparison in time.
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