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Title: Evaluation of a subject-specific, torque-driven computer simulation model of one-handed tennis backhand ground strokes
Authors: Kentel, Behzat B.
King, Mark A.
Mitchell, Sean R.
Keywords: Off-center impacts
Racket and arm kinematics
Arm-racket system
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: © Human Kinetics
Citation: KENTEL, B.B., KING, M.A. and MITCHELL, S.R., 2011. Evaluation of a subject-specific, torque-driven computer simulation model of one-handed tennis backhand ground strokes. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 27 (4), pp. 345 - 354
Abstract: A torque-driven, subject-specific 3-D computer simulation model of the impact phase of one-handed tennis backhand strokes was evaluated by comparing performance and simulation results. Backhand strokes of an elite subject were recorded on an artificial tennis court. Over the 50-ms period after impact, good agreement was found with an overall RMS difference of 3.3° between matching simulation and performance in terms of joint and racket angles. Consistent with previous experimental research, the evaluation process showed that grip tightness and ball impact location are important factors that affect postimpact racket and arm kinematics. Associated with these factors, the model can be used for a better understanding of the eccentric contraction of the wrist extensors during one-handed backhand ground strokes, a hypothesized mechanism of tennis elbow.
Description: This article was published in the serial, Journal of Applied Biomechanics [© Human Kinetics].
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9379
Publisher Link: http://journals.humankinetics.com/jab-current-issue/jab-volume-27-issue-4-november/evaluation-of-a-subject-specific-torque-driven-computer-simulation-model-of-one-handed-tennis-backhand-ground-strokes
ISSN: 1065-8483
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