MONITORING OF JUMPS WITH AN AD-HOC INERTIAL SYSTEM
INTRODUCTION AND MOTIVATION
Jumps can be an indicator of physical ability and the state of fatigue.
The main goals are to obtain an accurate measurement of jump performance using a low-cost and fully portable system.
The design is based on an inertial system, where the data are collected and processed using an ad-hoc developed application running on a smartphone.
MATERIAL AND METHODS
Facilities, equipment and methods
Systems used for measurements: Gold standard: Force platform Kistler 9260AA6. Inertial system used in the design: 9DoF Razor IMU M0. (with 3-axis accelerometer)
The study was carried out within the IMUDs facilities University of Granada.
The studied jump technique is the Counter Movement Jump (CMJ)
Registers the acceleration of the axis of interest within the range of +/-16 g at a sampling rate of 200 Hz.
Capable of Bluetooth communication through the low energy BT protocol (BM78 module integrated)
Lithium- polymer battery of 450 mAh that provide power autonomy higher than 3 hours.
SD card that allows data storage.
Total weight of 47 g.
Data processing in a smartphone application.
RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS
The level of agreement of the data has been checked studying the linearity of the platform data against the system data.
The perfect result would be a a straight line with slope 1 and origin at 0 (with an R2 coefficient of 1 that indicates perfect adjustment of data), and the obtained are:
Error between the measurements of the gold standard with respect to those of the system , taken the data in absolute value , is 1,53% for the flight time and 3,63% for the height reached.
Repeatability has also been proven , getting a maximum difference of 4% a nd 8% of each of the data relative to the mean of the each trial for the flight time and height respectively.
The proposed system presents promising capabilities, and it is expected to be applied in field trials. Work is currently conducting a validation trial with a larger number of subjects.
PEOPLE AND INSTITUTIONS INVOLVED
Juan A. Moreno-Pérez1
Alberto J. Palma1
Pablo J. Gómez-López2
Miguel A. Carvajal1
1 ECsens, Department of Electronics and Computer Technology, Sport and Health University Research Institute (iMUDS-UGR), Research Centre for Information and Communications Technologies (CITIC-UGR), University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain.
2 SkiingLab, iMUDS, Department of Physical and sport education, Sport and Health University Research Institute (iMUDS-UGR), University of Granada, 18007 Granada, Spain.
This work was partly supported by Consejo Superior de Deportes through projects Sensor for Sport Monitoring and Sensor Sport Lab, “Redes de Investigación en Ciencias del Deporte” years 2021 and 2022, and European Regional Development Funds (ERDF).