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The use of a cap-mounted tri-axial accelerometer for measurement of distance, lap times and stroke rates in swim training

The use of a cap-mounted tri-axial accelerometer for measurement of distance, lap times and stroke rates in swim training
The use of a cap-mounted tri-axial accelerometer for measurement of distance, lap times and stroke rates in swim training
This paper will report some of the findings from a trial which recorded accelerometer data from six elite level swimmers (three female and three male, varying primary event stroke and distance) over the course of a regular 15 week training block. Measurements from a headmounted accelerometer are used to determine when the athlete is swimming, marking of turning points (and therefore distance and lap-time measurements), and is processed by frequency analysis to determine stroke-rate. Comparison with video where available, and with training plans and literature where not, have proven this method to be accurate and reliable for determining these performance metrics. The primary objective of this project was to develop a low-cost, simple and highly usable system for use in swim coaching, feedback from elite coaches has indicated that development of this could be an extremely useful addition to their training regime.
swimming, inertial sensor, performance analysis, training
649-654
Michaels, Scott
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Taunton, Dominic
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Forrester, Alexander
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Hudson, Dominic
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Phillips, Christopher
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Holliss, Ben A.
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Turnock, Stephen
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Phillips, Christopher
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Michaels, Scott, Taunton, Dominic, Forrester, Alexander, Hudson, Dominic, Phillips, Christopher, Holliss, Ben A. and Turnock, Stephen (2016) The use of a cap-mounted tri-axial accelerometer for measurement of distance, lap times and stroke rates in swim training. [in special issue: The Engineering of SPORT 11] Procedia Engineering, 147, 649-654. (doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2016.06.263).

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This paper will report some of the findings from a trial which recorded accelerometer data from six elite level swimmers (three female and three male, varying primary event stroke and distance) over the course of a regular 15 week training block. Measurements from a headmounted accelerometer are used to determine when the athlete is swimming, marking of turning points (and therefore distance and lap-time measurements), and is processed by frequency analysis to determine stroke-rate. Comparison with video where available, and with training plans and literature where not, have proven this method to be accurate and reliable for determining these performance metrics. The primary objective of this project was to develop a low-cost, simple and highly usable system for use in swim coaching, feedback from elite coaches has indicated that development of this could be an extremely useful addition to their training regime.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 May 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 9 July 2016
Keywords: swimming, inertial sensor, performance analysis, training
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group

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Local EPrints ID: 398238
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/398238
PURE UUID: f3e102da-46e8-49fe-8baf-1b57c9b22752
ORCID for Dominic Taunton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6865-089X
ORCID for Dominic Hudson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2012-6255
ORCID for Stephen Turnock: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6288-0400

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Date deposited: 21 Jul 2016 10:58
Last modified: 09 Jan 2022 02:57

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Author: Scott Michaels
Author: Dominic Taunton ORCID iD
Author: Dominic Hudson ORCID iD
Author: Christopher Phillips
Author: Ben A. Holliss
Author: Stephen Turnock ORCID iD

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