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
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.
Website for the department featured in this clip
Additional animations and graphs from the department at Sheffield Hallam University
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