ISBS 2020 – A Wearable Solution

We attended the ISBS 2020 Annual General Meeting and our Paper has been published on ISBS 2020 Papers. Tracking of the hand pressure point on the grip of a recurve bow: a Wearable solution

ISBS 221e paper

The purpose of this study was to design and prototype a non-invasive wearable solution suitable for measuring speeds, accelerations and orientation of the hand-grip as well as the pressures between the hand and the grip of a recurve bow. Therefore, a device has been created that properly blends two technologies: an Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and a Force-Sensitive-Resistor (FSR) membrane. A preliminary evaluation of the device performance was conducted in collaboration with the Olympic athlete Mauro Nespoli. The obtained results demonstrate the potential of the proposed system, as well as highlight a number of interesting information from a biomechanical point of view, closely related to the shooting technique.