Abstract: In this paper, we take a hard look at the performance of REMOTE, a sensor network based application that provides a detailed picture of a boat movement, individual rower performance, or his/her performance compared with other crew members. The application analyzes data gathered with a WSN strategically deployed over a boat to obtain information on the boat and oar movements. Functionalities of REMOTE are compared to those of RowX  outdoor instrument, a commercial wired sensor instrument designed for similar purposes. This study demonstrates that with smart geometrical configuration of the sensors, rotation and translation of the oars and boat can be obtained. Three different tests are performed: laboratory calibration allows us to become familiar with the accelerometer readings and validate the theory, ergometer tests which help us to set the acquisition parameters, and on boat tests shows the application potential of this technologies in sports.
Keywords: motion sensor; 6 degree motion; accelerometer; wireless sensor network; sports performance analysis
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Llosa, J.; Vilajosana, I.; Vilajosana, X.; Navarro, N.; Suriñach, E.; Marquès, J.M. REMOTE, a Wireless Sensor Network Based System to Monitor Rowing Performance. Sensors 2009, 9, 7069-7082.
Llosa J, Vilajosana I, Vilajosana X, Navarro N, Suriñach E, Marquès JM. REMOTE, a Wireless Sensor Network Based System to Monitor Rowing Performance. Sensors. 2009; 9(9):7069-7082.
Llosa, Jordi; Vilajosana, Ignasi; Vilajosana, Xavier; Navarro, Nacho; Suriñach, Emma; Marquès, Joan M. 2009. "REMOTE, a Wireless Sensor Network Based System to Monitor Rowing Performance." Sensors 9, no. 9: 7069-7082.