Navigation Links
UTSA researchers develop prototype football kicking simulator
Date:10/31/2013

In football, kicking is a fundamental and vital part of the game. The few points a kicker scores can make a critical difference in the outcome of a game. To help improve a football kicker's performance, University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) mechanical and bioengineering professor Yusheng Feng and seven students have developed the prototype components for a football kicking simulator designed to be a real-time training tool.

Sponsored by the UTSA Center for Simulation, Visualization and Real-Time Prediction (SiViRT) with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Football Kicking Simulation & Human Performance Assessment is a virtual training system that uses real-time wireless feedback and computer sensing to measure football kicking mechanics data. It gives a kicker the ability to practice either on or off the field and receive the same kind of attention to detail he would experience at a training camp. Moreover, the quantitative data collected from the football dynamics and kicker's body motion can not only be used to predict the accuracy of a kick, but also give feedback to maximize the kicking power while mitigating the risk of injury.

In particular, the prototype provides quantifiable measures to improve a football kicker's consistency and reliability by:

  • Predicting the football's trajectory, incorporating real life factors such as drag, lift and wind factor
  • Sensing the pressure of the planted foot and angle of contact
  • Capturing the body motion of legs and joints through high speed cameras and video tracking
  • Displaying a realistic stadium environment by providing 3D visualization and surrounding sound
  • Providing dynamic and kinesiological analyses and simulations for coaches and players to design player-specific training programs

UTSA mechanical engineering undergraduate students Alyssa Schaefbauer, Cole Meyers, Jacob Kantor and Michael Lasch, kinesiology undergradu
'/>"/>

Contact: KC Gonzalez
kc.gonzalez@utsa.edu
210-458-7555
University of Texas at San Antonio
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. NIH awards $20 million over 5 years to train next generation of global health researchers
2. Researchers develop a new cell and animal model of inflammatory breast cancer
3. Researchers uncover a viable way for colorectal cancer patients to overcome drug resistance
4. Researchers Find Gene Mutations That May Be a Key to Autism
5. Researchers find evidence of banned antibiotics in poultry products
6. NJ stroke researchers report advances in spatial neglect research at AAN Conference
7. Autism by the numbers: Yale researchers examine impact of new diagnostic criteria
8. Researchers Map Brain Regions Linked to Intelligence
9. Researchers ID Genes That May Determine Mental Illness
10. Researchers Develop Blood Test for Depression
11. University of Cincinnati researchers win $3.7M grant from US Department of Defense
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
UTSA researchers develop prototype football kicking simulator
(Date:7/25/2014)... Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 ... Apple iPhones, iPods, and iPads. The app provides a ... preventing painful and potentially dangerous sunburns and skin damage. ... about the sights, sounds, and capabilities of iTanSmart. ... by describing the app as a ‘better organized’ and ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Silver®Care , for the first time ... silver that naturally kill oral bacteria and airborne bacteria from ... A toothbrush is the most common and important device in ... it is subject to constant contamination by bacteria found in ... bacteria in the mouth than anywhere else in the human ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 ... Field National Championships but the incredible high jump by ... in Sacramento this past June, the USATF National Championships ... their sport. Zensah® athlete, Inika McPherson, won US Nationals ... set a new World Record for the biggest height ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 25, 2014 Voted one of the ... global clients, BellasDress focuses on providing its new and ... information. Recently, the company has announced its new collection ... new range is created according to the latest fashion ... up to 68% off. , As a matter of ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... New York (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 ... lawsuits ( http://www.injurybeacon.com/granuflo-dialysis/lawsuit/ ) in the U.S. ... qualified protective order for plaintiff medical information covered ... Act. According to the July 16th Order, U.S. ... attorneys for Fresenius Medical Care the right ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:iTanSmart® Suntan App by UV Technologies, LLC Gets a ‘Big Thumbs Up’ from New York Times App Smart Columnist, Kit Eaton 2Health News:iTanSmart® Suntan App by UV Technologies, LLC Gets a ‘Big Thumbs Up’ from New York Times App Smart Columnist, Kit Eaton 3Health News:Silver®Care’s New Silver Antibacterial Toothbrushes Naturally Kill Oral Germs 2Health News:Silver®Care’s New Silver Antibacterial Toothbrushes Naturally Kill Oral Germs 3Health News:Setting A New High Jump World Record In Zensah® Compression 2Health News:Setting A New High Jump World Record In Zensah® Compression 3Health News:BellasDress Helps Brides Get High End Wedding Dresses for Their Romantic Weddings 2Health News:GranuFlo Lawsuits Move Forward in Federal Court, With Issuance of Protective Order for HIPAA Information, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:GranuFlo Lawsuits Move Forward in Federal Court, With Issuance of Protective Order for HIPAA Information, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:GranuFlo Lawsuits Move Forward in Federal Court, With Issuance of Protective Order for HIPAA Information, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4
... and roll,artist Chubby Checker, who lost mother to ... the world to the "Twist," in 1959, provided ... Cancer with a dose of the,oldies and an ... reward for,raising almost one million dollars Sunday. ...
... and television series M*A*S*H* featured the song Suicide is ... that being victimized because of sexual orientation is a ... and bisexual college students., , The study is the first ... among college students. In the course of the ...
... Accuray,Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY ), a global leader ... and CEO, Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., is,scheduled to present ... at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, ... A live webcast of the presentation will be available ...
... 24 Enova Medical Technologies,and Stille AB (listed ... that,they have entered into a strategic marketing and ... Stille will market Enova,s,breakthrough LED cordless headlights to ... Britain and Italy and, on a non-exclusive,basis, throughout ...
... WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Sept. 24 Rush-Copley ... in Aurora, Ill., has,been recognized for service ... Hospital Program(SM). This distinction acknowledges a strong,commitment ... patients with an,"Outstanding Inpatient Experience." (Logo: ...
... JDR Features Editorial in October Issue, ALEXANDRIA, ... October issue of the Journal of Dental Research ... and Human Development.",Written by International Association for Dental ... John S. Greenspan, both from the,Department of Orofacial ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Victimization for sexual orientation increases suicidal behavior in college students 2Health News:Victimization for sexual orientation increases suicidal behavior in college students 3Health News:Stille and Enova Form Strategic Partnership to Introduce World's Brightest LED Cordless Surgical Headlights Into Europe and Japan 2Health News:J.D. Power and Associates Reports: Rush-Copley Medical Center Recognized for Third Consecutive Year for Providing an Outstanding Inpatient Experience 2Health News:J.D. Power and Associates Reports: Rush-Copley Medical Center Recognized for Third Consecutive Year for Providing an Outstanding Inpatient Experience 3Health News:Dental Researchers Participate in Global Awareness Initiative 2
(Date:7/24/2014)... MINNEAPOLIS, July 24, 2014  Uroplasty, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... develops, manufactures and markets innovative proprietary products to ... the fiscal 2015 first quarter ended June 30, 2014.  ... ®  PC Neuromodulation System grew 19% to $4.1 ... first quarter of the prior year.  Total revenue ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 24, 2014 Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... and supply management solutions and analytics software for ... 31, to discuss the Company,s Second Quarter 2014 ... 2014 earnings conference call and webcastWhen: , ... Lipps, chairman, president and chief executive officer ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... 24, 2014  Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, ... of fiscal year 2014 financial results after the market ... call will follow on the same day at 4:30 ... be hosted by Dan Myers , President and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Uroplasty Reports Fiscal First Quarter Results 2Uroplasty Reports Fiscal First Quarter Results 3Uroplasty Reports Fiscal First Quarter Results 4Uroplasty Reports Fiscal First Quarter Results 5Uroplasty Reports Fiscal First Quarter Results 6Uroplasty Reports Fiscal First Quarter Results 7Uroplasty Reports Fiscal First Quarter Results 8Uroplasty Reports Fiscal First Quarter Results 9Uroplasty Reports Fiscal First Quarter Results 10Uroplasty Reports Fiscal First Quarter Results 11Omnicell to Release Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Results on July 31 2Alimera Sciences To Release Second Quarter 2014 Results 2
... EyeScience(TM) ( www.eyescience.com ) announced today that ... and Dry Eye Formula(TM) are the only ... from their offices and through mass market retail. This announcement ... growing demand for the most complete eye vitamins available for ...
... (Nasdaq: HOLX ) today announced that Jack Cumming, Chairman, ... London on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, at 11:15am (GMT). ... audio webcast of Hologic,s investor presentation on the investor section ... An archive of the presentation will be available for replay ...
Cached Medicine Technology:EyeScience(TM) Announces New Program to Improve Patient Compliance and Practice Profits 2EyeScience(TM) Announces New Program to Improve Patient Compliance and Practice Profits 3
... Stryker Inter-Lock™ System provides fixation ... the tibial fixation site. Inter-Lock™ ... into one implant. It provides ... be used routinely where the ...
The Stryker Bioabsorbable Wedge Interference Screw is made of Poly-L Lactic Acid (PLLA). The patented wedge design makes it perfect for cruciate reconstruction and is indicated for BTB and soft tissu...
The Stryker Graft Workstation offers the surgeon flexibility in graft preparation. The posts are interchangeable and the system adapts to both soft tissue and bone grafts selection. Sizing gauges off...
... Knot Pusher is a reusable instrument used to ... Pusher is utilized in the handling and manipulation ... piece shaft allows the surgeon to place the ... The ring handle allows the surgeon ease of ...
Medicine Products: