CRITICAL ISSUES IN APPLIED SPORT BIOMECHANICS RESEARCH

  • Renato Rodano
Keywords: opto-electronic systems, three-dimensional analysis, coefficient of variation, vertical jump

Abstract

Applied sport biomechanics represents one of the most challenging fields of biomechanics of human movement. High-speed sport movements require thorough biomechanical analysis to have a good understanding of the different aspects of the techniques especially when working with elite athletes. Through the presentation of some studies carried out at the Bioengineering Center of Milan over the last five years this paper outlines same critical issues in applied sport movement researches. In particular, we investigated the operational feasibility and the reliability of the resulting quantitative kinematics analysis of using free-floating video cameras with variable optics for field three-dimensional sport movement analysis. In other experiments the critical issue of accuracy and reliability of the biomechanical measures was studied.