Technology innovations in Wheelchair Sport measurement and analysis

This project will assess the game demands of wheelchair court sports. While this has been attempted in the past, new methods using inertial measurement units (IMU) allow each push to be identified and offer new ways to analyze these game demands and connect them to key performance metrics. With the help of Own the Podium, and Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, these key performance indicators will become an important for developing and developing elite athletes in wheelchair court sports. Further, the development of IMU algorithms will speed up the integration of these devices in other sport applications being developed by Proskida. Overall, this project will further help the high performance sport industry in Canada.

Robert Rupf
Faculty Supervisor: 
Scott Thomas
Partner University: