The purpose of this presentation is to describe and explore an inertial measurement unit-based method to analyse useful biomechanical outcome parameters in the field. Although kinematics can be assessed reasonably well, getting from these to kinetic parameters, such as the estimation of power output can be trickier. An overview of the different applications of IMU use within the current WheelPower project,implemented over all Dutch wheelchair sports,will be given. Three main themes will be addressed. First, the use of IMU’s on the wheelchair only, connected through an app for data collection during training and competition. Secondly, the possibility of measuring power output through coast-down tests. Finally, some preliminary result from additional IMU on the trunk will be presented.
ECSS Virtual Congress 2021: Sport Science in a Virtual World