THE NOVEL BIOMECHANICAL MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM FOR TUG-OF-WAR

Chun-ta Lin, Kuei-Pin Kuo, HungSheng Hsieh, Jui-hung Tu

Abstract


Tug of war (TOW) is a kind of sport that has been accepted as one of the formal items in the Olympic game. Because of having well defined rule, the TOW has high potential to be extended to all over the world in the near future. To increase the possibility of success in the competition, athletes of the TOW should be subjected to a series of training courses. After experiencing certain training course, an athlete of TOW required to carry out pulling force test to evaluate his performance and consequently verify the effectiveness of the training course. In this study, a multi-purposes biomechanical measurement and analysis system is proposed in which various evaluations of the athlete performance. The idea of the proposed system is discussed and the associated theoretical methods are derived.

Keywords


training; sports biomechanics

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ISSN 1999-4168