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The development of a new protocol to assess performance measure in sports
Norris, Michelle; Breen, Sarah; Anderson, Ross; Kenny, Ian C.
The purpose of this study was to develop a novel protocol to be used in assessing performance outcomes in projectile sports. This study also wanted to establish if variability within a movement pattern (throwing) is detrimental to the outcome of that skill and to assess the validity of current methods used to measure performance. Single subject analysis was undertaken as 4 Wilson Trainer tennis balls were launched using a Tennis Cube launcher at a wall 25 times each. Infra-red light gate technique (wall mounted Optojump) in which ball tracking co-ordinates were obtained were compared to traditional movement measure device (3D Motion Analysis Corporation) coordinates. Agreement between the 3D landing point X and Y coordinates and the Optojump landing points X and Y coordinates were analysed using the Bland- Altman method.
Keyword(s): comparison; optojump; performance measurement; projectiles
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Type: Conference item
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Contributor(s): Anderson, Ross
Institution: University of Limerick
Citation(s): 2012 International Society of Biomechanics in Sports Conference,
First Indexed: 2012-07-14 05:26:07 Last Updated: 2018-04-25 06:32:18