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The purpose of this study is to propose modifications to current methods for the assessment of coordination variability through vector coding techniques. Commonly, vector coding starts from calculating the vector difference between adjacent data points on an angle-angle plot. This initial stage is analogue to estimating angular velocities from displacement, but with the limitation of differentiating the three axial components in isolation. Instead, the calculation of angular velocities from 3D data should take into account movement in other planes of motion. This study suggests the use of angular velocities in vector coding in place of the difference calculations and demonstrates how using this method can be integrated with recent developments which involve the use of ellipses for calculating coordination variability of angle-angle diagrams.