An investigation of online acoustic information for elite rowers in on-water training conditions

Nina Schaffert, Klaus Mattes, Alfred O. Effenberg

Abstract

Presenting acoustic information has become increasingly interesting for technique training and control in various sports. In elite rowing, acoustic feedback is a new and promising application to optimize the boat's forward motion. This paper describes the potential of acoustic information which represents the movement-relevant information on the boat's forward motion for rowing and its implementation as online acoustic feedback during on-water training sessions. The first significant results were encouraging and support the intention to implement the acoustic information regularly into training processes for elite athletes.


Keywords

Feedback system; Acceleration; Velocity; Acoustic; Technique

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4100/jhse.2011.62.20