Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015, Page: 88-91
Methods of Biomechanical Analyses in Sports
Joseph Rugai, Department of Teacher Education, Faculty of Education, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Received: Aug. 31, 2015;       Accepted: Sep. 1, 2015;       Published: Feb. 1, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijsedu.s.2015030601.14      View  15778      Downloads  520
This paper discusses the concept of biomechanics and the different biomechanical analyses used in sports. Biomechanical analysis involves the evaluation of techniques, whether in sports, industry, or everyday life. Methods of analysis used in biornechanics vary, from those requiring expensive and complex equipment, to techniques utilizing little more than an acute eye and an understanding of the mechanics of movement. Qualitative or subjective method of analysis describes quality without the use of number, and this is the most frequently used during direct observation of movement. Quantitative analytical method entails the collection, measurement and evaluation of data from the activities of interest and it involves the use of number. Visual observation is inadequate to solve the performer’s problem, unless qualitative and quantitative analyses are combined. However, the general aim of work in predictive analysis is to use a computer model of a person or piece of equipment to predict changes which would occur in a movement as a result of alterations to the input parameters. This paper therefore recommends that tools and materials needed for biomechanical analyses should be made available to sport and exercise scientists to enable more quantitative research, for optimal performance.
Biomechanical Analysis, Sports, Qualitative Analysis, Quantitative Analysis
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Joseph Rugai, Methods of Biomechanical Analyses in Sports, International Journal of Secondary Education. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 88-91. doi: 10.11648/j.ijsedu.s.2015030601.14
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