NEW SOFTWARE FOR THE IDENTIFICATION OF INDIVIDUALIZED RESPONSES TO PHYSICAL TESTS IN LARGE GROUPS OF SUBJECTS

  • Rafael Alkmin Reis
  • Denise Vaz de Macedo
  • René Brenzikofer
Keywords: large databases, athletes monitoring, talent identification

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to present a software developed to facilitate the visualization, identification and selection of subjects from large samples. The software is based on the use of scatter plots and allows the user, in an interactive way, to observe trends and patterns of the group’s results, providing position of the individual within the group and showing the actual results of the subjects. The database used in this study consists of evaluations of strength, speed, endurance and body composition of 526 subjects, all beginners in the military career, collected three times along the year 2010. Because this software is easy to manage and allows the visualization of large amounts of data, it can be used by sports professionals to monitor athletes during competitive seasons and within the frame of talent identification processes.