About the Project
This project will involve recruiting and recording groups of male soccer players performing a series of fundamental sporting movements. Kinetic and kinematic parameters during the movements will be recorded using novel wearable technologies, as well as a back-mounted GPS and tri-axial accelerometer system and gold-standard force platform and three-dimensional motion capture systems. Similar methods may subsequently be used to differentiate between athletes of differing ability levels and to evaluate the efficacy of wearable technology based training programmes.
The aims of this PhD project are to:
1) Determine the validity and reliability of novel forms of wearable technology for measuring training load;
2) Compare the accuracy of novel forms of wearable technology to that of back-mounted GPS and tri-axial accelerometers as well as gold-standard measurement systems;
3) Identify threshold kinetic and kinematic values indicative of various levels of performance in fundamental sporting movements;
4) Evaluate the efficacy of a longitudinal training programme utilising novel wearable technologies.
For more information on the supervisors for this project please go to:
Primary Academic Supervisor: https://www.uos.ac.uk/people/dr-marco-beato
Secondary Academic Supervisor: https://www.uos.ac.uk/people/dr-stuart-mcerlain-naylor
Type of programme: PhD
Start date of project: October 2020
Mode of study: Full time
Length of studentship: 3 year funded period
Location: Ipswich Campus
Entry requirements: Acceptable first degree: Sport Science or a related discipline. The standard minimum entry is 2:1
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v) Beato, M., Coratella, G., Stiff, A., & Dello Iacono, A. (2018c). The validity and between-unit variability of GNSS units (STATSports Apex 10 and 18 Hz) for measuring distance and peak speed in team sports. Frontiers in physiology, 9, 1288.
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