MORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF ACCELERATION SIGNALS IN CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING - Information Extraction and Technique Transitions Detection

Håvard Myklebust, Neuza Nunes, Jostein Hallén, Hugo Gamboa

Abstract

Aims: Experience morphology of acceleration signals, extract useful information and classify time periods into defined techniques during cross-country skiing. Method: Three Norwegian cross-country skiers ski skated one lap in the 2011 world championship sprint track as fast as possible with 5 accelerometers attached to their body and equipment. Algorithms for detecting ski/pole hits and leaves and computing specific ski parameters like cycle times (CT), poling/pushing times (PT), recovery times (RT), symmetry between left and right side and technique transition times were developed based on thresholds and validated against video. Results: In stable and repeated techniques, pole hits/leaves and ski leaves were detected 99% correctly, while ski hits were more difficult to detect (77%). From these hit and leave values CT, PT, RT, symmetry and technique transitions were successfully calculated. Conclusion: Accelerometers can definitely contribute to biomechanical research in cross-country skiing and studies combining force, position and accelerometer data will probably be seen more frequently in the future.

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Myklebust H., Nunes N., Hallén J. and Gamboa H. (2011). MORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF ACCELERATION SIGNALS IN CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING - Information Extraction and Technique Transitions Detection . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-35-5, pages 510-517. DOI: 10.5220/0003170605100517


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@conference{biosignals11,
author={Håvard Myklebust and Neuza Nunes and Jostein Hallén and Hugo Gamboa},
title={MORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF ACCELERATION SIGNALS IN CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING - Information Extraction and Technique Transitions Detection},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={510-517},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003170605100517},
isbn={978-989-8425-35-5},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 1: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2011)
TI - MORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF ACCELERATION SIGNALS IN CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING - Information Extraction and Technique Transitions Detection
SN - 978-989-8425-35-5
AU - Myklebust H.
AU - Nunes N.
AU - Hallén J.
AU - Gamboa H.
PY - 2011
SP - 510
EP - 517
DO - 10.5220/0003170605100517