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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30113913/novel-technologies-found-to-be-valid-and-reliable-for-the-measurement-of-vertical-jump-height-with-jump-and-reach-testing
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Edward R Brooks, Amanda C Benson, Lyndell M Bruce
Brooks, ER, Benson, AC, and Bruce, LM. Novel technologies found to be valid and reliable for the measurement of vertical jump height with jump-and-reach testing. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2018-Vertical jump testing is used by coaches and athletes across many sports and disciplines to assess lower-body power and neuromuscular fatigue. A range of devices are available to measure jump height, with recent innovations attempting to improve portability, usability, and accessibility. New devices should be evaluated for their effectiveness and dependability in specific tests before being adopted...
August 15, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29808560/stretchable-optomechanical-fiber-sensors-for-pressure-determination-in-compressive-medical-textiles
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Joseph D Sandt, Marie Moudio, J Kenji Clark, James Hardin, Christian Argenti, Matthew Carty, Jennifer A Lewis, Mathias Kolle
Medical textiles are widely used to exert pressure on human tissues during treatment of post-surgical hematoma, burn-related wounds, chronic venous ulceration, and other maladies. However, the inability to dynamically sense and adjust the applied pressure often leads to suboptimal pressure application, prolonging treatment or resulting in poor patient outcomes. Here, a simple strategy for measuring sub-bandage pressure by integrating stretchable optomechanical fibers into elastic bandages is demonstrated. Specifically, these fibers possess an elastomeric photonic multilayer cladding that surrounds an extruded stretchable core filament...
May 29, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783763/integrated-framework-of-load-monitoring-by-a-combination-of-smartphone-applications-wearables-and-point-of-care-testing-provides-feedback-that-allows-individual-responsive-adjustments-to-activities-of-daily-living
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Peter Düking, Silvia Achtzehn, Hans-Christer Holmberg, Billy Sperlich
Athletes schedule their training and recovery in periods, often utilizing a pre-defined strategy. To avoid underperformance and/or compromised health, the external load during training should take into account the individual's physiological and perceptual responses. No single variable provides an adequate basis for planning, but continuous monitoring of a combination of several indicators of internal and external load during training, recovery and off-training as well may allow individual responsive adjustments of a training program in an effective manner...
May 19, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769821/validity-and-reliability-of-surface-electromyography-measurements-from-a-wearable-athlete-performance-system
#4
Scott K Lynn, Casey M Watkins, Megan A Wong, Katherine Balfany, Daniel F Feeney
The Athos ® wearable system integrates surface electromyography (sEMG ) electrodes into the construction of compression athletic apparel. The Athos system reduces the complexity and increases the portability of collecting EMG data and provides processed data to the end user. The objective of the study was to determine the reliability and validity of Athos as compared with a research grade sEMG system. Twelve healthy subjects performed 7 trials on separate days (1 baseline trial and 6 repeated trials). In each trial subjects wore the wearable sEMG system and had a research grade sEMG system's electrodes placed just distal on the same muscle, as close as possible to the wearable system's electrodes...
June 2018: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742745/validity-and-reliability-of-a-wearable-inertial-sensor-to-measure-velocity-and-power-in-the-back-squat-and-bench-press
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Samuel T Orange, James W Metcalfe, Andreas Liefeith, Phil Marshall, Leigh A Madden, Connor R Fewster, Rebecca V Vince
Orange, ST, Metcalfe, JW, Liefeith, A, Marshall, P, Madden, LA, Fewster, CR, and Vince, RV. Validity and reliability of a wearable inertial sensor to measure velocity and power in the back squat and bench press. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2018-This study examined the validity and reliability of a wearable inertial sensor to measure velocity and power in the free-weight back squat and bench press. Twenty-nine youth rugby league players (18 ± 1 years) completed 2 test-retest sessions for the back squat followed by 2 test-retest sessions for the bench press...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726698/on-the-use-of-wearable-physiological-monitors-to-assess-heat-strain-during-occupational-heat-stress
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Sean R Notley, Andreas D Flouris, Glen P Kenny
Workers in many industries are required to perform arduous work in high heat stress conditions, which can lead to rapid increases in body temperature that elevate the risk of heat-related illness or even death. Traditionally, effort to mitigate work-related heat injury has been directed to the assessment of environmental heat stress (e.g., wet-bulb globe temperature), rather than the associated physiological strain responses (e.g., heart rate, skin and core temperatures). However, since a workers physiological response to a given heat stress is modified independently by inter-individual factors (e...
May 4, 2018: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611324/validation-of-a-novel-wearable-wireless-technology-to-estimate-oxygen-levels-and-lactate-threshold-power-in-the-exercising-muscle
#7
Parisa Farzam, Zack Starkweather, Maria A Franceschini
There is a growing interest in monitoring muscle oxygen saturation (SmO2 ), which is a localized measure of muscle oxidative metabolism and can be acquired continuously and noninvasively using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) methods. Most NIRS systems are cumbersome, expensive, fiber coupled devices, with use limited to lab settings. A novel, low cost, wireless, wearable has been developed for use in athletic training. In this study, we evaluate the advantages and limitations of this new simple continuous-wave (CW) NIRS device with respect to a benchtop, frequency-domain near-infrared spectroscopy (FDNIRS) system...
April 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601343/a-preliminary-investigation-of-accelerometer-derived-sleep-and-physical-activity-following-sport-related-concussion
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Alicia M Sufrinko, Erin K Howie, R J Elbin, Michael W Collins, Anthony P Kontos
OBJECTIVE: Describe changes in postconcussion activity levels and sleep throughout recovery in a sample of pediatric sport-related concussion (SRC) patients, and examine the predictive value of accelerometer-derived activity and sleep on subsequent clinical outcomes at a follow-up clinic visit. SETTING: Outpatient concussion clinic. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty athletes aged 12 to 19 years with diagnosed SRC. METHODS: Prospective study including visit 1 (<72 hours postinjury) and visit 2 (6-18 days postinjury)...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559918/application-of-dgnss-in-alpine-ski-racing-basis-for-evaluating-physical-demands-and-safety
#9
Matthias Gilgien, Josef Kröll, Jörg Spörri, Philip Crivelli, Erich Müller
External forces, such as ground reaction force or air drag acting on athletes' bodies in sports, determine the sport-specific demands on athletes' physical fitness. In order to establish appropriate physical conditioning regimes, which adequately prepare athletes for the loads and physical demands occurring in their sports and help reduce the risk of injury, sport-and/or discipline-specific knowledge of the external forces is needed. However, due to methodological shortcomings in biomechanical research, data comprehensively describing the external forces that occur in alpine super-G (SG) and downhill (DH) are so far lacking...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543747/trends-supporting-the-in-field-use-of-wearable-inertial-sensors-for-sport-performance-evaluation-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Valentina Camomilla, Elena Bergamini, Silvia Fantozzi, Giuseppe Vannozzi
Recent technological developments have led to the production of inexpensive, non-invasive, miniature magneto-inertial sensors, ideal for obtaining sport performance measures during training or competition. This systematic review evaluates current evidence and the future potential of their use in sport performance evaluation. Articles published in English (April 2017) were searched in Web-of-Science, Scopus, Pubmed, and Sport-Discus databases. A keyword search of titles, abstracts and keywords which included studies using accelerometers, gyroscopes and/or magnetometers to analyse sport motor-tasks performed by athletes (excluding risk of injury, physical activity, and energy expenditure) resulted in 2040 papers...
March 15, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541343/evaluating-energy-expenditure-estimated-by-wearable-technology-during-variable-intensity-activity-on-female-collegiate-athletes
#11
Monica Taylor, Elizabeth F Nagle, Fredric L Goss, Elaine N Rubinstein, Andrew Simonson
Monitoring an athlete's energy intake and energy expenditure (EE) is an important consideration of nutritional planning for sport conditioning and peak performance. In order to provide appropriate recommendations regarding nutritional requirements and caloric needs, an accurate determination of energy requirements is necessary. By knowing an individual's EE, a coach, athletic performance staff or trainer can effectively determine training loads and volumes necessary for periodization and seasonal planning for a particular sport...
2018: International Journal of Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535641/player-monitoring-in-indoor-team-sports-concurrent-validity-of-inertial-measurement-units-to-quantify-average-and-peak-acceleration-values
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Mareike Roell, Kai Roecker, Dominic Gehring, Hubert Mahler, Albert Gollhofer
The increasing interest in assessing physical demands in team sports has led to the development of multiple sports related monitoring systems. Due to technical limitations, these systems primarily could be applied to outdoor sports, whereas an equivalent indoor locomotion analysis is not established yet. Technological development of inertial measurement units (IMU) broadens the possibilities for player monitoring and enables the quantification of locomotor movements in indoor environments. The aim of the current study was to validate an IMU measuring by determining average and peak human acceleration under indoor conditions in team sport specific movements...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29484191/psychometric-properties-of-the-zephyr-bioharness-device-a-systematic-review
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Goris Nazari, Pavlos Bobos, Joy C MacDermid, Kathryn E Sinden, Julie Richardson, Ada Tang
Background: Technological development and improvements in Wearable Physiological Monitoring devices, have facilitated the wireless and continuous field-based monitoring/capturing of physiologic measures in healthy, clinical or athletic populations. These devices have many applications for prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal disorders, assuming reliable and valid data is collected. The purpose of this study was to appraise the quality and synthesize findings from published studies on psychometric properties of heart rate measurements taken with the Zephyr Bioharness device...
2018: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482927/measurement-of-lower-limb-segmental-excursion-using-inertial-sensors-during-single-limb-stance
#14
Kyoung Jae Kim, Vibhor Agrawal, Christopher Bennett, Ignacio Gaunaurd, Luis Feigenbaum, Robert Gailey
Advances in wearable technology have afforded health scientists and clinicians the ability to quantify clinically meaningful kinematic data with performance-based outcome measures in a variety of environments. However, no method for assessing segmental excursion of the lower limb during single limb stance (SLS) with wearable technology has been described in the literature nor has its clinical meaning been explored. This study introduces a clinically friendly measure to quantify lower limb segmental excursion during SLS with inertial measurement units (IMUs) which called the region of limb stability (ROLS)...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249986/monitoring-energy-expenditure-using-a-multi-sensor-device-applications-and-limitations-of-the-sensewear-armband-in-athletic-populations
#15
REVIEW
Karsten Koehler, Clemens Drenowatz
In order to monitor their energy requirements, athletes may desire to assess energy expenditure (EE) during training and competition. Recent technological advances and increased customer interest have created a market for wearable devices that measure physiological variables and bodily movement over prolonged time periods and convert this information into EE data. This mini-review provides an overview of the applicability of the SenseWear armband (SWA), which combines accelerometry with measurements of heat production and skin conductivity, to measure total daily energy expenditure (TDEE) and its components such as exercise energy expenditure (ExEE) in athletic populations...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798200/wearable-physiological-monitoring-for-human-thermal-work-strain-optimization
#16
Mark J Buller, Alexander P Welles, Karl E Friedl
Safe performance limits of soldiers and athletes have typically relied on predictive work-rest models of ambient conditions, average work intensity, and characteristics of the population. Bioengineering advances in noninvasive sensor technologies, including miniaturization, reduced cost, power requirements, and comfort, now make it possible to produce individual predictions of safe thermal-work limits. These precision medicine assessments depend on the development of thoughtful algorithms based on physics and physiology...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675233/integrated-sudomotor-axon-reflex-sweat-stimulation-for-continuous-sweat-analyte-analysis-with-individuals-at-rest
#17
Zachary Sonner, Eliza Wilder, Trudy Gaillard, Gerald Kasting, Jason Heikenfeld
Eccrine sweat has rapidly emerged as a non-invasive, ergonomic, and rich source of chemical analytes with numerous technological demonstrations now showing the ability for continuous electrochemical sensing. However, beyond active perspirers (athletes, workers, etc.), continuous sweat access in individuals at rest has hindered the advancement of both sweat sensing science and technology. Reported here is integration of sudomotor axon reflex sweat stimulation for continuous wearable sweat analyte analysis, including the ability for side-by-side integration of chemical stimulants & sensors without cross-contamination...
July 25, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612890/technology-in-rehabilitation-comparing-personalised-and-global-classification-methodologies-in-evaluating-the-squat-exercise-with-wearable-imus
#18
Darragh F Whelan, Martin A O'Reilly, Tomás E Ward, Eamonn Delahunt, Brian Caulfield
BACKGROUND: The barbell squat is a popularly used lower limb rehabilitation exercise. It is also an integral exercise in injury risk screening protocols. To date athlete/patient technique has been assessed using expensive laboratory equipment or subjective clinical judgement; both of which are not without shortcomings. Inertial measurement units (IMUs) may offer a low cost solution for the objective evaluation of athlete/patient technique. However, it is not yet known if global classification techniques are effective in identifying naturally occurring, minor deviations in barbell squat technique...
October 26, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212348/an-electromagnetic-sensor-for-the-autonomous-running-of-visually-impaired-and-blind-athletes-part-ii-the-wearable-device
#19
Marco Pieralisi, Valentina Di Mattia, Valerio Petrini, Alfredo De Leo, Giovanni Manfredi, Paola Russo, Lorenzo Scalise, Graziano Cerri
Currently, the availability of technology developed to increase the autonomy of visually impaired athletes during sports is limited. The research proposed in this paper (Part I and Part II) focuses on the realization of an electromagnetic system that can guide a blind runner along a race track without the need for a sighted guide. In general, the system is composed of a transmitting unit (widely described in Part I) and a receiving unit, whose components and main features are described in this paper. Special attention is paid to the definition of an electromagnetic model able to faithfully represent the physical mechanisms of interaction between the two units, as well as between the receiving magnetic sensor and the body of the user wearing the device...
February 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129141/wearable-devices-for-sports-new-integrated-technologies-allow-coaches-physicians-and-trainers-to-better-understand-the-physical-demands-of-athletes-in-real-time
#20
Dhruv R Seshadri, Colin Drummond, John Craker, James R Rowbottom, James E Voos
Elite-level athletes and professional sports teams are continually searching for opportunities to improve athletic performance and gain a competitive advantage on the field. Advances in technology have provided new avenues to maximize player health and safety. Over the last decade, time?motion analysis systems, such as video recording and computer digitization, have been used to measure human locomotion and improve sports performance. While these techniques were state of the art at the time, their usefulness is inhibited by the questionable validity of the acquired data, the labor-intensive nature of collecting data with manual hand-notation techniques, and their inability to track athlete position, movement, displacement, and velocity...
January 2017: IEEE Pulse
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