A camera calibration method for a hammer throw analysis tool

KELLEY, John (2014). A camera calibration method for a hammer throw analysis tool. In: JAMES, David, CHOPPIN, Simon, ALLEN, Tom and FLEMMING, Paul, (eds.) The Engineering of Sport 10. Procedia Engineering, 10 (72). Elsevier, 74-79.

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The hammer throw in athletics has been the subject of published research since the 1980s. This has focused on case studies of individual athletes or small cohorts and has identified a number of key performance indicators such as the speed profile of the hammer during the wind-up phase. To use these key performance indicators with current athletes a bespoke analysis tool is required for frequent data collection. An unobtrusive two cameras system was proposed and a non-standard planar calibration method that allows the safety cage to remain in place was designed. The performance of the non-standard calibration method was compared to the standard calibration method using simulated data. The non-standard method was found to be suitable when intrinsic camera parameters were not recomputed. The method is a suitable alternative for volumes that cannot easily be accessed with a calibration object or volumes that are too large for practically sized calibration objects.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.002
Depositing User: Carole Harris
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 09:23
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 23:17
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8188

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