A system to measure the kinematics, kinetics and effort of dragon boat paddling

Gomory, Joseph, Ball, Kevin and Stokes, Robert (2011) A system to measure the kinematics, kinetics and effort of dragon boat paddling. Procedia Engineering, 13. pp. 457-463. ISSN 1877–7058


The aim of this project was to develop asystem to measure the kinematics, kinetics and effort of dragonboatpaddling. Adragonboat seat simulator was developed and mounted to a marina pontoon to reproduce the boat seat paddling geometry relative to the water for stationary paddling. Video cameras, placed in appropriate locations on the pontoon, recorded the 3 dimensional movements of paddlers. A custom built strain gauged paddle measured the paddling forces. Effort was measured via a heart rate monitor and breathing pattern transducer. Electronic interfacing fed the analogue signals (paddling forces, heart rate and breathing pattern) along with the video synchronisation signal to the laptop data collection system. Data for 6 test subjects of different gender, age and skill level (club to international) are reported for a 30 second maximum effort stationary paddling test along with in-boatpaddling forces for 2 senior international level paddlers obtained under simulated dragonboat racing conditions.

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5th Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology (APCST)

Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9701
DOI 10.1016/j.proeng.2011.05.114
Official URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Sport and Exercise Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Historical > SEO Classification > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Keywords ResPubID24472, dragon boat, stationary paddling, kinematics, kinetics, effort
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