USING REAL-TIME BIOMECHANICAL FEEDBACK TO CHANGE ERGOMETER ROWING TECHNIQUE

  • Tomaž Černe
  • Roman Kamnik
  • Jerneja Žganec Gros
  • Marko Munih
Keywords: human kinematics, motor learning, modelling, virtual environment

Abstract

Study focuses on improving ergometer rowing technique using biomechanical feedback. Kinetic and kinematic data are acquired during rowing, processed, and compared with reference models based on skilled rowers. Feedback information provides knowledge of performance using concurrent feedback, video feedback, video modelling, and error correction strategies. Based on the real-time feedback, the rower modifies movement towards a proper technique. 36 participants in three groups took part in an evaluation study. One group trained without supervision, one with a trainer, and one with the realtime biomechanical feedback. The results show that participants were able to utilize the provided feedback. The results of training with the biomechanical feedback were much better than training without supervision and comparable to training with a trainer.
Published
2014-10-05
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities