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