Performance estimation of kayak paddlers based on fluctuation analysis of movement signals

Gergely Vadai, Zoltan Gingl, Robert Mingesz, Gergely Makan

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Abstract

Modern coaching of professional kayak paddlers is supported by on-water measurement devices and scientific analysis techniques. However, it is very difficult to determine perfect paddling technique and the interpretation of the measured signals is rather complex. Therefore it is quite challenging to provide easily usable but still accurate indicators of paddlers' performance. In this paper, we show that fluctuation analysis of movement signals provides that can be used to classify the performance of athletes. The standard deviation and Poincaré plots of classical parameters turned out to be useful new indicators of paddling skills, furthermore the signal to noise ratio calculated from power density spectrum of raw movement signals shows relationship with the quality of paddling technique, too. The detailed analysis have been made for paddlings of 26 athletes with different ages and technical skills, which measured by a universal measurement system developed for this task.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 22nd International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations, ICNF 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 16 2013
Event2013 22nd International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations, ICNF 2013 - Montpellier, France
Duration: Jun 24 2013Jun 28 2013

Publication series

Name2013 22nd International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations, ICNF 2013

Other

Other2013 22nd International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations, ICNF 2013
CountryFrance
CityMontpellier
Period6/24/136/28/13

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Keywords

  • coaching
  • fluctuation analysis
  • kayaks motion
  • measurement system
  • performance estimation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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Vadai, G., Gingl, Z., Mingesz, R., & Makan, G. (2013). Performance estimation of kayak paddlers based on fluctuation analysis of movement signals. In 2013 22nd International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations, ICNF 2013 [6579010] (2013 22nd International Conference on Noise and Fluctuations, ICNF 2013). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICNF.2013.6579010