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Development of a Punch-O-Meter for Sport Karate Training

Department of Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
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Electronics 2019, 8(7), 782;
Received: 30 May 2019 / Revised: 8 July 2019 / Accepted: 9 July 2019 / Published: 12 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Computer Science & Engineering)
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In karate sparring (kumite), punches are used more than kicks to score points. Among these punches, gyaku tsuki is a very commonly used punch. The objective of the punch is to hit the target at a medium range in a very short time, producing a maximum force. In this study, we proposed the development of a novel standalone Punch-O-Meter system to measure the speed and the force generated by a punch. View Full-Text
Keywords: gyaku tsuki; punch; karate; martial arts; force; speed gyaku tsuki; punch; karate; martial arts; force; speed

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Venkatraman, J.; Manwar, R.; Avanaki, K.M. Development of a Punch-O-Meter for Sport Karate Training. Electronics 2019, 8, 782.

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