IDENTIFICATION OF MOVEMENT PATTERNS BY TIME DISCRETE VARIABLES AND ANALYSIS OF TIME COURSES

  • Hans-Joachim Menzel
Keywords: movement pattern, process oriented analysis, time discrete analysis

Abstract

Though movement is a process, it is unusual for adequate process oriented methods to be applied for movement analysis. Therefore the purpose of this study was to provide a comparison of movement pattern analysis based on time courses and time discrete variables. The subject was an experienced female basketball player, who practiced jump shots from different distances which were filmed in the sagital plane. The distance depending movement pattern changes of the successful shots were described by process oriented methods and time discrete variables. The comparison of the results obtained by the two methods show that it is necessary to describe movement pattern by time discrete variables and time courses. This takes into consideration the fact that it is possible to start a movement from the same initial position and to achieve an identical final position with different partial movements.