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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Design and Development of a Device for Performance Analysis and Injury Prevention in Boxing

Abhishek K Tiwari, Ashutosh S Pandey, Subham Badhyal

Keywords : Acceleration, Boxing, Device design, Performance analysis, Punch force

Citation Information : Tiwari AK, Pandey AS, Badhyal S. Design and Development of a Device for Performance Analysis and Injury Prevention in Boxing. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2020; 54 (4):231-235.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1401

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 25-01-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim: The present work focuses on the design and development of a device for performance analysis and injury prevention in boxing. Materials and methods: A boxing glove embedded with tri-axial accelerometers and 3-axis gyroscope connected through Aurdino board is developed. In addition, a punch force analysis target system embedded with pressure sensors has also been developed. Results: Boxing performance parameters such as reaction time, punch force, fist\'s angular rotation, acceleration, and velocity in 3D space are analyzed for nine college athletes. Boxing parameters such as acceleration, fist rotation, and the force generated involved in hook punch vs straight punch is analyzed. Moreover, the effect of shorter and longer reach length on boxing performance has also been observed. Greater punching power is observed during hook punch. Increase in fist rotation during hook punch resulted in greater punching power. Correlations are observed between punching powers and reach length and between acceleration and punching force. Conclusion: The key feature of this device is its low cost for Indian boxing and other developing nations’ affordability. Ultimately, this device can also be useful in athlete selection, objective performance assessment, and improvement in boxing skills. Clinical significance: This information will help medical practitioners to understand the mechanics of injury and help the athletes to prevent and manage injuries resulting from these motions.


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