Introducing a Computer Program to Automatically Determine Biomechanical Variables Of Athletic Moves After Feeding the Program with Minimum Information
Al-Rafidain Journal For Sport Sciences,
2011, Volume 17, Issue 56, Pages 200-216
The study aims at devising a program that uses the Matlab package and also compatible with the AutoCAD software in order to automatically determine the biomechanical variables of athletic moves after feeding the program with minimum information within the movement. As the researchers recognized the fact that the number of researchers that are capable of kinematic analysis are limited , and they spend hours to determine the biomechanical variables in their researches, the researchers set fourth the problem of the study in questioning if it is possible to write a program capable of determining the largest number of biomechanical variables with highest precision and shortest time. Thus the researchers set out to devise computer program to perform the task and minimize the time of the analyzer in determining his research's variables . The study hypothesized that the results can be precise and identical to the values of variables determined using the traditional analysis programs and methods. The sample of the study was the Iraqi champion in Gymnastic in the amateur category. The researchers adopted the descriptive method which is appropriate with the nature of the study. The results of the study's variables were presented first using the traditional methods form and then the results using the devised program and comparing them . The researchers concluded that Matalab and AutoCAD packages can be tuned with the aim of determining the kinematic variables including the joints of the human body during the athletic movement. The work was a result of collaboration between researchers in the fields of biomechanics and computer science to developed such programs .
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