Thursday, 24 November 2011

Research Project Into the Dynamics of Throwing

Just an update on dissertation progress:
After recently finishing a movement analysis essay on biomechanical equipment and the relatively high costs of each piece (some up to £10,000 a camera!) we have started to look at equipment we will ourselves use in our investigation into elite throwing using cricketers from the University of Leeds.
Our task last week was to assemble a target made for the perception and action lab last year and it's fair to say it's not the most expensive piece of equipment and that we were not the best at assembling it! However, the target that was actually made for us by students doing engineering last year and is perfect for the experiment we are going to conduct and I'm sure the practice of putting it together should cut the time down from an hour (1st attempt) to at most; 15minutes during the real experiment.
We are meeting Brendan today to sort out the use of the cameras (a very expensive piece of equipment) and will try to familiarise ourselves as best as possible with the equipment before the day of the data collection.
We will be completing a step by step guide of how to put together the target and use of the camera in an attempt to partly complete and have a framework of the method section of the dissertation write-up.
That's all for this week.

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