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Title: The Aikido inspiration to safety and efficiency: an investigation on forward roll impact forces
Authors: Soltoggio, Andrea
Blasing, Bettina
Moscatelli, Alessandro
Schack, Thomas
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Springer
Citation: SOLTOGGIO, A. ...et al., 2015. The Aikido inspiration to safety and efficiency: an investigation on forward roll impact forces. IN: Chung, P. ...et al. (eds.) Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Computer Science in Sports (ISCSS), Loughborough, UK, 9-11th Sept., Pt.4, pp. 119 - 127.
Series/Report no.: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing;392
Abstract: Aikido is a Japanese martial art inspired by harmony and intelligent exploitation of human body movements, a consequence of which is believed to be a minimisation of impacts. This study measures the effectiveness of aikido-specific movements to minimise impact forces, and arguably the risk of injuries, in person-to-floor contact. In one experiment, we measured a significant reduction of impact forces with the ground for aikido experts during a forward roll in comparison to untrained participants. This first initial result encourages further studies of aikido techniques in areas such as safety and efficacy in sport exercise, safety during full body motion involving falls and impacts, transfer to human-robot interaction and training of elderly people.
Description: This paper is in closed access.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-24560-7_15
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19364
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24560-7_15
ISBN: 9783319245607
ISSN: 2194-5357
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