Automatic Detection of Tackles in Elite Level Rugby Union

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Title: Automatic Detection of Tackles in Elite Level Rugby Union
Authors: Kelly, Daniel
Coughlan, Garrett
Green, Brian
Caulfield, Brian
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/3874
Date: 17-May-2012
Abstract: Elite rugby union teams currently employ technology in order to monitor and evaluate the physical demands of training and games on their players. Tackling has been shown to be the most common cause of injury in rugby union (Fuller et al. (2007a), Garraway et al. (1999)). However, current player monitoring technology does not effectively evaluate player tackling measurements. Sensing devices, currently being used by elite rugby union teams, contain a GPS receiver and a 3-axis accelerometer. GPS has been utilized to measure player speed and distance. Accelerometers, on the other hand, have an under-utilized potential to analyse body impact and collisions.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Conference Publication
Publisher: IRFU
Keywords: Collisions;Rugby
Subject LCSH: Tackling (Football)--Safety measures
Tackling (Football)--Computer simulation
Rugby football injuries--Prevention
Pattern recognition systems
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: Presented at the IRFU Sports Medicine Conference: Injury Prevention in Rugby Union, May 17th-19th, 2012 in the AVIVA Stadium, Dublin
Appears in Collections:CLARITY Research Collection
Computer Science Research Collection
Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science Research Collection

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