Last week, Qualisys motion capture was used for intensive and unique testing, of badminton players, at The Centre of Excellence (COE) in Holbæk, Denmark.
Two professors and ten students from the University of Aalborg visited Stenhus Gymnasium where the center is located to perform tests on the COE players.
In badminton, as in many other sports, there is focus about understanding minute details of technique and training to improve performance. Often there can be a feeling of a right way to do things but it is very hard to quantify small changes and features of success. With Qualisys motion analysis, this is possible.
The focus of the tests was the center of gravity of badminton players and whether the height of this influences their speed on court.
Reflective markers were attached to the player’s body. Qualisys cameras track and register the complex movement of the markers and translates them into an extremely accurate, computer-generated 3D wire frame model that show the way the body moves on court, on a computer screen.
Multiple tests where done during the week which are currently being analysed but the new information gained in these initial tests can already start to inform individual training programs.
Read the whole story at badmintoneurope.com
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