The purpose of this study was to design and prototype a non-invasive wearable solution suitable for measuring speeds, accelerations and orientation of the hand-grip as well as the pressures between the hand and the grip of a recurve bow. Therefore, a device has been created that properly blends two technologies: an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and a Force-Sensitive-Resistor (FSR) membrane. A preliminary evaluation of the device performance was conducted in collaboration with the Olympic athlete Mauro Nespoli. The obtained results demonstrate the potential of the proposed system, as well as highlight a number of interesting information from a biomechanical point of view, closely related to the shooting technique.
Bortoletto, Roberto; Mattiello, Luigi; Barzon, Giorgio; Fazio, Luca; Comotti, Daniele; Signorelli, Marco; and Motta, Mariaraffaella
"TRACKING OF THE HAND “PRESSURE POINT” ON THE GRIP OF A RECURVE BOW: A WEARABLE SOLUTION,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 38
, Article 91.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol38/iss1/91