computer video analysis

Rutgers University Women’s Gymnastics Team demonstrated in early March for some researchers.

Looks cool.

Click PLAY or watch it on Twitter.

‘Positive Psychology, Communication & Athlete Safety’

A new online course is available based on Lisa Mitzel’s book FOCUSED AND INSPIRED: Keeping Our Athletes Safe in a Win-at-All-Costs World.

It focuses on the nuances of words and emotions in the coach-athlete dynamic.

Coaches learn from various areas including human behavior studies, child development, philosophy, education, and meditation.

Check it out here – Positive Psychology, Communication and Athlete Safety

G.S. George has a companion course – Biomechanical Techniques

Physics professor tries to explain Simone

RHETT ALLAIN is an Associate Professor of Physics at Southeastern Louisiana University.

In Wired magazine he tries to explain two saltos, three twists in  1.18 seconds.

Click through for the details:

The Twisty Physics of Simone Biles’ Historic Triple-Double

Simone & MyKayla – Amanar

We really need computer video analysis for judges on Vault. Height of centre of mass relative to height of the gymnast.

Heart this. Simone is HIGH.

Recall the Maroney & Uchimura comparison?

McKayla might be even higher than Simone.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Reality check – Kohei has said that his goal is sticking the landing. For tumbling and vault he does not try for his maximum height. Instead, he wants optimum height.

Simone seems to hang in mid-air

Physics … meh.  🙂

Click PLAY or watch it on Twitter.

related – Nancy Armour – Opinion: Simone Biles isn’t just best gymnast of her time, she’s an athlete for the ages

FIG wants to scan gymnasts at Jr Worlds

Luba found this on the workplan for Junior Worlds on the FIG website.

Certainly that data would have to be kept confidential.

Fujitsu “judging support system” at Worlds 2019

The system uses 3D laser scanner sensors to capture the gymnasts’ movements in real time, providing two million shots per second on areas such as arm or leg bend angles, angles of elevation and height of particular moves.

This is then compared to a database of existing recognised moves and routines to hopefully provide a more accurate picture of an athlete’s routine for the judges. …

The technology is now planned to be deployed at the forthcoming Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, held from October 4th-13th  in Stuttgart, Germany, with further tests planned as Fujtisu aims to get it included at Tokyo 2020.

Tech Radar 

GymCastic reported that FIG plans to test the technology on 2 WAG apparatus, 3 MAG apparatus in Stuttgart.

Thanks @usgymie