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Analysis of motion in speed skating
Author(s): Yuzo Koga; Tetsu Nishimura; Naoki Watanabe; Kousuke Okamoto; Yuhei Wada
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Paper Abstract

A motion on sports has been studied by many researchers from the view of the medical, psychological and mechanical fields. Here, we try to analyze a speed skating motion dynamically for an aim of performing the best record. As an official competition of speed skating is performed on the round rink, the skating motion must be studied on the three phases, that is, starting phase, straight and curved course skating phase. It is indispensable to have a visual data of a skating motion in order to analyze kinematically. So we took a several subject's skating motion by 8 mm video cameras in order to obtain three dimensional data. As the first step, the movement of the center of gravity of skater (abbreviate to C. G.) is discussed in this paper, because a skating motion is very complicated. The movement of C. G. will give an information of the reaction force to a skate blade from the surface of ice. We discuss the discrepancy of several skating motion by studied subjects. Our final goal is to suggest the best skating form for getting the finest record.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 March 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2921, International Conference on Experimental Mechanics: Advances and Applications, (20 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.269861
Show Author Affiliations
Yuzo Koga, Nihon Univ. (Japan)
Tetsu Nishimura, Nihon Univ. (Japan)
Naoki Watanabe, Nihon Univ. (Japan)
Kousuke Okamoto, Nihon Univ. (Japan)
Yuhei Wada, Nihon Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2921:
International Conference on Experimental Mechanics: Advances and Applications
Fook Siong Chau; C. T. Lim, Editor(s)

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