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Part of the series Engineering in Science

  Screen capture from Biomechanics


See how engineering research is helping elite athletes reach the top of their game, in this Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 resource looking at the work of the Centre for Sports Engineering Research at Sheffield Hallam University

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The team uses state of the art motion capture systems and high speed cameras to track and analyze elite athletes every movement.

The motion capture system uses twelve infra-red cameras to track reflective markers positioned over the athlete's body and is particularly useful for analysing football kicks and golfers swings.

High-motion cameras, recording at thousands of frames per second are also used to analyse movement in detail and prove useful when looking at rehabilitating inured athletes.


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