A photogrammetric application in virtual sport training

Chong, Albert K. and Croft, Hayden G. (2009) A photogrammetric application in virtual sport training. Photogrammetric Record, 24 (125). pp. 51-65. ISSN 0031-868X


The paper discusses an application of close range photogrammetry for the development of a virtual training system for rugby football, and the use of the technique for the evaluation of rugby players' performance. NuView, a stereo-imaging device, and a digital high-definition video (HDV) camera were used to capture stereoscopic video footage of players during field training. The left view and the right view were colour-tinted cyan and red, respectively. The tinted stereo (anaglyph) views were projected onto a white screen, and players were instructed to practise ball-throwing at the screen. A custom-built laser device (TAM) measured the accuracy of the virtual throws. In addition, a photogrammetric system was used to track the movement of body segments, for example, the angle of shoulder orientation and the trunk flexion of the thrower. The measurements determined the parameters needed for an accurate throw and these parameters would be used in the training of new players. The study shows statistically significant differences in the values of these parameters between experienced and inexperienced players.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2010 02:25
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2015 04:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3D virtual training; body segment movement; photogrammetric bundle adjustment; rugby football; stereoscopic video
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0899 Other Information and Computing Sciences > 089999 Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-9730.2009.00517.x
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6607

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