Image analysis as a basis to the design of wheelchair rugby sportswear

Sara Braganca, Miguel Carvalho, Simeon Gill, Ignacio Castellucci, Pedro Arezes

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Abstract

Sportswear clothing plays a very important part in athletes’ performance. Inappropriate fit puts at risk not only the outcome of the sports event but also the safety of athletes. Wheelchair rugby is a good example of athletes wearing sportswear that is inappropriately fitted. The purpose of this study is to analyse, by means of videos and photographs, the patterns of activity and movements performed by the athletes during a set of wheelchair rugby training sessions. This analysis serves not only to inform on the movements and body postures but also on the problems and difficulties caused by the items of sportswear worn by the athletes. From the analysis it was observed that gloves are causing the most problems with performance, whilst tops and bottoms have more impact on comfort.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event91st Textile Institute World Conference - Leeds, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Jul 201826 Jul 2018
http://www.tiworldconference.org/programme/

Conference

Conference91st Textile Institute World Conference
Abbreviated titleTIWC 2018
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLeeds
Period23/07/1826/07/18
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Wheelchairs
Football
athlete
Athletes
Image analysis
Sports
Clothing
clothing
Posture
performance
video
Safety
event

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Braganca, S., Carvalho, M., Gill, S., Castellucci, I., & Arezes, P. (2018). Image analysis as a basis to the design of wheelchair rugby sportswear. Paper presented at 91st Textile Institute World Conference, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Braganca, Sara ; Carvalho, Miguel ; Gill, Simeon ; Castellucci, Ignacio ; Arezes, Pedro. / Image analysis as a basis to the design of wheelchair rugby sportswear. Paper presented at 91st Textile Institute World Conference, Leeds, United Kingdom.
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2018. Paper presented at 91st Textile Institute World Conference, Leeds, United Kingdom.

Research output: Published contribution to conferencePaper

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