WIMU instrumentation of assassin trainer & skeleton sled

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dc.contributor.author Gaffney, Mark
dc.contributor.author Colyer, Steffi
dc.contributor.author Walsh, Michael
dc.contributor.author Drawer, Scott
dc.contributor.author Salo, Aki
dc.contributor.author O'Flynn, Brendan
dc.contributor.author Ó Mathúna, S. Cian
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-19T11:37:13Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-19T11:37:13Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07
dc.identifier.citation GAFFNEY, M., COLYER, S., WALSH, M., DRAWER, S., SALO, A., O’FLYNN, B. & Ó MATHÚNA, S. C. 2012. WIMU instrumentation of skeleton "ASSASSIN" trainer and sled. In: "Engineering of Sports 9: ISEA's 9th International Sports Engineering Conference". Lowell, Massachusetts, United States. 9-13 July 2012. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/973
dc.description.abstract Skeleton is a high‐speed Winter Olympic sport performed on the same twisting, downhill ice tracks used for Bobsleigh & Luge. The single rider sprints and pushes their sled for 20‐30m on a level start section before loading and going through a twisting course of over 1km, at speeds up to 140km/h, experiencing up to 5g. In competition, the top athletes can be within a fraction of a second of each other. The initial short pushing period is believed to be critical to overall performance but it is not well understood. A collaborative project between University of Bath, UK Sport and Tyndall National Institute is instrumenting skeleton athletes, training equipment and test tracks with Tyndall’s Wireless Inertial Measurement Unit technology in order to investigate and improve understanding of this phase of a skeleton run. It is hoped this will lead to improved training regimes and better performance of such elite, Olympic level athletes. This work presents an initial look at the system as implemented and data recorded. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartof Engineering of Sports 9: ISEA's 9th International Sports Engineering Conference. Lowell, Massachusetts, United States. 9-13 July 2012
dc.relation.uri http://continuinged.uml.edu/isea2012/default.htm
dc.subject Wireless inertial measurement unit (WIMU) en
dc.subject Skeleton en
dc.title WIMU instrumentation of assassin trainer & skeleton sled en
dc.title.alternative WIMU instrumentation of skeleton "ASSASSIN" trainer & sled
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorurl http://www.tyndall.ie en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Mark Gaffney, Clarity Centre for Sensor Web Technologies, Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork, +353-21-490-3000 Email: mark.gaffney@tyndall.ie en
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dc.internal.rssid cian.omathuna@tyndall.ie en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.internal.conferencelocation Lowell, Massachusetts, United States en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Centre for Science Engineering and Technology (CSET)/07/CE/I1147/IE/CSET CLARITY: Bringing Information to Life/

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