Optimizing performance using Motion Capture
The LIHPS has the aim to develop high-performance sport in Luxembourg by creating a coordination structure for specialized services for elite athletes and promoting the transfer of knowledge to Luxembourg’s stakeholders in high-performance sport. The LIHPS offers its services to elite athletes who are members of the Luxembourg Olympic and Sports Committee (COSL) squads, the army’s elite sports section or any other COSL support measure. For sports science research and highly specialized expertise in the field of biomechanical analysis, the LIHPS can build on one of its essential pillars, the LIROMS.
The LIROMS is a research centre in Luxembourg, that has been recognized in 2018 as IOC Research Centre for prevention of injury and protection of athlete health for the period of 2019-2021 together with its partners, a group known as ReFORM (Réseau Francophone Olympique de la Recherche en Médecine du sport).
The Human Motion Lab is equipped with an instrumented treadmill, two force plates and a Qualisys Miqus camera system consisting of 9 Miqus M5 Cameras and 2 Miqus Video cameras. As the athletes undergo an assessment, a simulated track it placed in front of them on a large screen to replicate natural performing conditions, rather than a projection of the movements tracked in Qualisys Track Manager, which may opt the athlete to pay too much attention on their form, skewing the results of what would instinctively occur in practice.
A 3D running technique analysis with Vera Hoffmann from Fédération Luxembourgeoise d’Athlétisme – FLA was performed understand and further improve every detail of her running technique in order to prevent injuries and boost her performance.
Oliver Gorges (Luxembourg Triathlon) and his coach visited the Human Motion Lab in Eich in for a 3D biomechanical analyses of his running technique in different shoes for selection of those which delivered best technique performance.
“The development of the project automation framework (PAF) has made running technique analysis so much more efficient.”
Jan Cabri, PhD
Scientific Director (LIROMS)
“The Qualisys system allows us to carry out very precise running technique analysis of Luxembourg’s elite athletes, offering them a fast response to their technique questions and providing state-of-the-art and easy-to-understand reports in the discussion with their coaches.”
Eric BeseniusPerformance Services Coordinator (LIHPS)
Scientific Collaborator (LIROMS)
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