KINEMATIC ANALYSIS OF A SPORTS EQUIPMENT DEVICE, THE HANGO

  • Enrique Alcántara
  • Javier Gámez
  • Pedro Pérez
  • Antonio Martinez
  • Lirios Duenas
Keywords: hango, kinematic analysis, biomechanics, sport device

Abstract

Out of the scooter family a new and innovative model arises "The Hango". The present study lies in an analysis of the movement pattern during the manipulation of the Hango. The Hango is a light weighted, three-wheeled vehicle, whose displacement is produced through a symmetric and co- ordinated movement of alternating load, similar to the one of other sports, like skiing or skating. The analysis was done with the made possible help of a kinematic 3D study of a sample of 4 subjects, using the KINESCANflBV 2001®. The results have the kinematical description of the movement. The latter was divided in phases, which allow a better comprehension of what happens in the course of the movement. These phases are defined by the acceleration in the direction of the movement. From the analysis emerges that the movement made by the user of the Hango can be catalogued as a sort of cyclic task. Besides, it is an activity characterised by the absence of impacts and by the symmetry of its movement pattern; so it is beneficial for the organism. The data obtained present the Hango as a vehicle suitable for the practice of physical sports activity.