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Title: REMOTE, a Wireless Sensor Network Based System to Monitor Rowing Performance
Author: Llosa Melich, Joan
Vilajosana, Xavier  
Vilajosana, Xavier  
Navarro, Nacho
Suriñach Cornet, Emma
Marquès Puig, Joan Manuel
Keywords: Motion sensor
6 degree motion
Wireless sensor network
Sports performance analysis
Issue Date: 1-Feb-2009
Publisher: Sensors
Citation: Llosa Melich, J., Vilajosana Guillén, I., Vilajosana Guillen, X., Navarro, N., Suriñach Cornet, E. & Marquès Puig, J. (2009). REMOTE, a Wireless Sensor Network Based System to Monitor Rowing Performance. Sensors, 9(9), 7069-7082. doi: 10.3390/s90907069
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Abstract: In this paper, we take a hard look at the performance of REMOTE, a sensor network based application that provides a detailed picture of a boat movement, individual rower performance, or his/her performance compared with other crew members. The application analyzes data gathered with a WSN strategically deployed over a boat to obtain information on the boat and oar movements. Functionalities of REMOTE are compared to those of RowX [1] outdoor instrument, a commercial wired sensor instrument designed for similar purposes. This study demonstrates that with smart geometrical configuration of the sensors, rotation and translation of the oars and boat can be obtained. Three different tests are performed: laboratory calibration allows us to become familiar with the accelerometer readings and validate the theory, ergometer tests which help us to set the acquisition parameters, and on boat tests shows the application potential of this technologies in sports.
ISSN: 1424-8220MIAR
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