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|Title: ||The player surface interaction of rugby players with 3G artificial turf during rugby specific movements|
|Authors: ||Ferrandino, Michael|
Forrester, Stephanie E.
Fleming, Paul R.
|Issue Date: ||2015|
|Publisher: ||Elsevier Ltd (© 2015 The Authors)|
|Citation: ||FERRANDINO, M., FORRESTER, S.E. and FLEMING, P.R., 2015. The player surface interaction of rugby players with 3G artificial turf during rugby specific movements. 7th Asia-Pacific Congress on Sports Technology, APCST 2015, 23rd-25th September, Barcelona, Spain.|
|Abstract: ||A number of high profile rugby teams in the UK have installed ATS for both training and competition. However, little is known
about how the player interacts with ATS during rugby specific tasks. To date the pitches are tested using mechanical testing
devices with little understanding as to how these relate to the player interaction with the surface. The aim of this pilot study was
to determine the viability of using 3D motion capture system to quantify the player surface interaction and surface performance
characteristics during rugby specific movements. Two tasks were selected, kicking and simulated scrummaging, for players to
perform on a sample ATS within a biomechanics laboratory. Using a 3D motion capture system synchronised with a force plate
the movement of the players on the ATS was analysed. This analysis showed that using a 3D motion capture system with players
on an ATS was a viable method to investigate and understand the interaction between the player and the surface. Baseline data
for comparison between player loading and the mechanical testing devices was also obtained.|
|Description: ||This paper was published as Open Access in the journal Procedia Engineering, vol. 112, pp.308–313.|
|Publisher Link: ||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.07.249|
|Appears in Collections:||Conference Papers and Contributions (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)|
Conference Papers (Civil and Building Engineering)
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