Current trends and advances in research in bioengineering of human movement: methods and applications - Wearable sensors in water Sports: potentials and challenges

The seminar is held by prof.ssa Fantozzi and is part of the training provided for IBES PhD Students - a.y.2022/2023

  • Date: 17 MAY 2023  from 11:00 to 16:00

  • Event location: LibM - UOS - Via dell’Università, 50 - Cesena - Online event

  • Type: Seminar


Performance assessment in swimming is commonly performed using video analysis. This technique allows to quantify several indices that are required by coaches such as swimmer’s posture, symmetry, joint angles, progression velocity. However, this procedure is often hindered by the very difficult measurement conditions. The advent of MEMS technology gave a great impulse in using wearable inertial sensors to overcome the above limitation, opening to the progressive adoption of wearables in swimming research and periodical technical monitoring. The seminar will analyze the state of the art about the use of wearables in swimming research, specifically highlighting potentials and technical challenges in sports performance assessment of water sports technique. Furthermore, real-time data processing of inertial sensors data acquired during water sport motor tasks will be performed. A typical signal processing flow, from data plotting, pre-processing to key performance indicators extraction will be presented within the Matlab® environment, with the aim of highlighting the crucial aspects that must be considered throughout inertial sensors data processing.

In order to attend the seminar please fill the registration form.

The link to the virtual room will be provided only to those who complete the registration.

The course is part of the training provided for IBES PhD Students in the academic year 2022/2023.

The IBES PhD Students who attend the course and pass the final test:


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