DEVELOPMENT OF A MEASUREMENT CHAIN TO EVALUATE MUSCULAR INTERVENTION IN ARCHERY PERFORMED BY PHYSICALLY DISABLED

  • Kostas Gianikellis
  • Juan José Pantrigo
  • Laura Galapero
Keywords: biomechanics, archery, disabled, electromyography, electrogoniometry

Abstract

The complexity of the motor activity in archery, and, the participation of physically handicapped persons in highest level competitions, gave rise to the development of a measurement chain that allows to analyze shooting technique recording simultaneously the posture adopted by subjects and the activity of the main involved muscles. The measurement chain consists in an EMG and a synchronized ELGoniometric system. Obtained data and the calculated standard parameters in the time and frequency domain allow to gain insight into the most convenient individual solutions that archers adopt, according to their motor capabilities, and, on the other hand, to clarify the intervention of archers’ main muscular groups. Finally it is possible to establish a real-time feedback loop concerning bow’s strain during the draw phase.
Section
Equipment / Instrumentation