ANALYSIS AND VISUALISATION OF SHOT PUT USING ROTATIONAL TECHNIQUE

  • Thomas Bull Andersen
  • Henrik Hovgaard
Keywords: shot put, visualization, animation

Abstract

The aim of the present project is to develop methods to analyse and visualise a shot put using a rotational technique. Trainers and athletes will benefit from this, by allowing them, in collaboration with the researcher, to obtain data that is pre-processed and easily understandable. In our opinion, one of the major problems in using biomechanical analyses in elite sports performance optimization is the translation of the recorded data to athlete-specific guidance. The solution in this study includes a full-scale animation of the athlete’s performance combined with quantification of selected parameters. Optimising performance in this type of movement is a combination of both physiological and technical factors. The physiological factors are related to muscle function and overall physique of the athlete and is mainly altered by strength training. The technical factors are more diffuse; overall, the athlete should use the optimal movement pattern given his or her mechanical capacity.
Published
2007-11-05