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Automatic Detection of Tackles in Elite Level Rugby Union
Kelly, Daniel; Coughlan, Garrett; Green, Brian; Caulfield, Brian
Presented at the IRFU Sports Medicine Conference: Injury Prevention in Rugby Union, May 17th-19th, 2012 in the AVIVA Stadium, Dublin Elite rugby union teams currently employ technology in order to monitor and evaluate the physical demands of training and games on their players. Tackling has been shown to be the most common cause of injury in rugby union (Fuller et al. (2007a), Garraway et al. (1999)). However, current player monitoring technology does not effectively evaluate player tackling measurements. Sensing devices, currently being used by elite rugby union teams, contain a GPS receiver and a 3-axis accelerometer. GPS has been utilized to measure player speed and distance. Accelerometers, on the other hand, have an under-utilized potential to analyse body impact and collisions. Science Foundation Ireland DG 15/10/2012
Keyword(s): Collisions; Rugby; Tackling (Football)--Safety measures; Tackling (Football)--Computer simulation; Rugby football injuries--Prevention; Pattern recognition systems
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Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Dublin
Publisher(s): IRFU
First Indexed: 2012-10-17 05:15:20 Last Updated: 2018-10-11 15:53:19