MOTION CAPTURE AS A MODERN TECHNOLOGY FOR ANALYSING ERGOMETER ROWING
 
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Institute of Computer Science, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 36, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
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Department of Physical Education and Sport, Lublin University of Technology, Nadbystrzycka 36, 20-618 Lublin, Poland
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Faculty of Education, University of Alicante, 03690 Sant Vicent del Raspeig, Alicante, Spain
Publish date: 2016-03-01
 
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2016; 10(29):132–140
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The paper presents a purpose-built laboratory stand consisting of a Vicon motion capture system with reference video cameras, wireless EMG system, Concept 2 Indoor Rower ergometer, wireless heart rate monitor and the Nexus software. A pilot study of people who exercise on the ergometer helped to create a proper configuration of all the components of the laboratory. Moreover, a procedure for carrying out research was developed, which consists of several steps divided into 4 stages: preparation of the motion acquisition system; preparation of the participant; familiarising participants with the technique of rowing, recording their movements and acquiring other measurement signals. Preliminary analysis of the results obtained from heterogeneous signals from various devices showed that all the components of the research stand are mutually compatible and the received signals do not interfere with one another.
 
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