SUGGESTION TO ROWERS OBTAINED BY INVERSE DYNAMICS AND FUZZY MODELING

  • K. Tachibana
  • T. Furuhashi
  • M. Shimoda
  • Y. Kawakami
  • T. Fukunaga
Keywords: rowing, inverse dynamics, joint torque power, fuzzy modeling, identification of nonlinear relationships, suggestions to rowers

Abstract

The aims of this study were to clarify the relationships between rower’s partial motions and the rowing performance, i.e. boat speed and efficiency, and to suggest the rower which part of the body he/she should concentrate on. Inverse dynamics found time-series patterns of joint torque power. The power patterns were parameterized to six parameters, amounts and timings of three partial motions, i.e. leg extension, trunk swing and arm pull, during the driving phase of rowing stroke. These parameters are easy for a rower to sense and control one by one. Fuzzy modeling identified the relationship between the parameters and the performance. The obtained linguistic fuzzy rules gave effective suggestion to each rower.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities