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A Wearable System for the Estimation of Performance-Related Metrics during Running and Jumping Tasks

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Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, Lee Maltings Complex, Dyke Parade, T12R5CP Cork, Ireland
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Setanta College, Thurles Enterprise Centre, Thurles, Co., Jimmy Doyle Rd, E41AP65 Tipperary, Ireland
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Academic Editors: Lapo Governi and Francesco Buonamici
Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(11), 5258; https://doi.org/10.3390/app11115258
Received: 16 May 2021 / Revised: 29 May 2021 / Accepted: 3 June 2021 / Published: 5 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Personalized Medical Devices)
Athletic performance, technique assessment, and injury prevention are all important aspects in sports for both professional and amateur athletes. Wearable technology is attracting the research community’s interest because of its capability to provide real-time biofeedback to coaches and athletes when on the field and outside of more restrictive laboratory conditions. In this paper, a novel wearable motion sensor-based system has been designed and developed for athletic performance assessment during running and jumping tasks. The system consists of a number of components involving embedded systems (hardware and software), back-end analytics, information and communications technology (ICT) platforms, and a graphical user interface for data visualization by the coach. The system is able to provide automatic activity recognition, estimation of running and jumping metrics, as well as vertical ground reaction force (GRF) predictions, with sufficient accuracy to provide valuable information as regards training outcomes. The developed system is low-power, sufficiently small for real-world scenarios, easy to use, and achieves the specified communication range. The system’s high sampling rate, levels of accuracy and performance enables it as a performance evaluation tool able to support coaches and athletes in their real-world practice. View Full-Text
Keywords: accelerometer; ground reaction force; GRF; inertial measurement unit; IMU; jumping; performance; running; sport; wearables accelerometer; ground reaction force; GRF; inertial measurement unit; IMU; jumping; performance; running; sport; wearables
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Tedesco, S.; Alfieri, D.; Perez-Valero, E.; Komaris, D.-S.; Jordan, L.; Belcastro, M.; Barton, J.; Hennessy, L.; O’Flynn, B. A Wearable System for the Estimation of Performance-Related Metrics during Running and Jumping Tasks. Appl. Sci. 2021, 11, 5258. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11115258

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Tedesco S, Alfieri D, Perez-Valero E, Komaris D-S, Jordan L, Belcastro M, Barton J, Hennessy L, O’Flynn B. A Wearable System for the Estimation of Performance-Related Metrics during Running and Jumping Tasks. Applied Sciences. 2021; 11(11):5258. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11115258

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Tedesco, Salvatore, Davide Alfieri, Eduardo Perez-Valero, Dimitrios-Sokratis Komaris, Luke Jordan, Marco Belcastro, John Barton, Liam Hennessy, and Brendan O’Flynn. 2021. "A Wearable System for the Estimation of Performance-Related Metrics during Running and Jumping Tasks" Applied Sciences 11, no. 11: 5258. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11115258

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