THE ELECTRONIC EYE FOR RACE WALKING
The most common infringement in race-walking is related to the loss of ground contact (LOGC): currently, during competitions, the assessment of infringements is committed to human observations. A big problem is in its correct identification, since for elité athletes the LOGC lasts few hundredths of seconds.
IART (Inertial Assistant Referee and Trainer) is an inertial-based wearable device for estimation of LOGC and thus, automatic detection of infringements in race-walking. Furthermore, this device implements biomechanical-based indicators customized for elité race-walkers for sports performance analysis.
The IART device can be used by athletes and coaches to support training and by referees to support judging in real competitions.