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dc.contributor.authorSarkar, Ajayen_US
dc.contributor.authorJames, Danielen_US
dc.contributor.authorBusch, Andrewen_US
dc.contributor.authorThiel, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.editorSubic, Fuss, Alam & Cliftonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T07:54:40Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T07:54:40Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.date.modified2012-06-29T05:51:55Z
dc.identifier.issn1877-7058en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.proeng.2011.05.078en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/42608
dc.description.abstractAnalysis of bat swing is important to the assessment and understanding of effective batting in cricket. The key features of a bat swing include the spatio-temporal position of the bat before contact with the ball and the bat velocity. The current methods of bat swing analysis such as video tracking and coach observation are labor intensive and expensive. This work examined the use of small, low-cost, three dimensional motion sensors as a replacement to existing methods. Using two bat-mounted accelerometer sensors, two experiments were conducted: a set of ball-free, straight drives by an amateur batter at nominal constant speed, and a set of straight drives at different speeds by the same batter accompanied by video tracking. In all cases the bat swing was in the x-z plane of the sensors placed on the reverse face of the bat. The bat face remains in the z direction. The objective was to minimize accelerations perpendicular to the swing plane. Data analysis revealed consistent acceleration profiles with minimal acceleration perpendicular to the plane of the swing (x-z plane). The time lag between the z acceleration peak and the x acceleration peak is related to the speed of the bat. The highest peak in x acceleration results from the higher centrifugal force with minimum radius of gyration while the bat was close to the batter (confirmed by the video footage). This is the dominant rotational component plus an additional gravitational force in the x direction when the bat is aligned to gravity. The sensor attached to the on-side edge of the bat showed higher peak magnitude in x acceleration compared to that from the off-side edge, which indicated variation between the two edges of the bat during swing. The tilted position of the stationary bat at the start of each swing was determined from the x and z axis profiles from minus one g and zero respectively. Different peak accelerations were evident for different swing intensities. This study indicated that the accelerometer sensors can provide reliable bat swing information.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom232en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto237en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalProcedia Engineeringen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume13en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiomedical Instrumentationen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode090303en_US
dc.titleTriaxial accelerometer sensor trials for bat swing interpretation in cricketen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineeringen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2011 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2011
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