Three-dimensional angular orientation relationships between the hips and shoulders of elite female speed skaters during the start and initial motions of the 1000m race were investigated. Data were collected at the Women's 1000m race during the XV Winter Olympic Games in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, using stereo-cinematographic techniques. Three dimensional coordinates of selected anatomical landmarks were determined via direct linear transformation. The data were smoothed using a quintic spline. Angular relationships were characterized by plots of trunk angle and rotation of the hips and shoulders in the frontal and transverse planes. Data for two representative skaters is presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Journal of Biomechanics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1989|
|Event||Abstracts of the XII Congress, International Society of Biomechanics - Los Angeles, CA, USA|
Duration: Jun 26 1989 → Jun 30 1989