Wearable Technology

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This study was to determine the feasibility of using an accelerometer to detect changes during fatiguing activities in basketball players. Eight male recreational basketball players performed a fatigue protocol with a set of basketball-related activities. A tri-axial accelerometer was used to monitor the changes in acceleration. Thesummatedacceleration of each direction and the completion time were analyzed. The fatigue process was divided into three fatigue levels (0, 50, and 100 %). The results showed that thesummatedacceleration of the vertical direction was significantly different between 0 % and 100 % fatigue levels (p < 0.05) and had a positive link with the completion time (r = 0.87). These findings suggest that the accelerometer can be developed as a monitoring tool to differentiate between a non-fatigued and a fatigued condition in basketball players.