Special Issue "ICT Technologies for Sport Sciences"
A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2024 | Viewed by 106
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The continuous advancement of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in recent decades has allowed the integration of these, in one way or another, in all areas of knowledge. The sports sciences have not been foreign to this expansion in the use of ICT technology and it is now possible to find many examples of the use of ICT in sport, for the improvement of sports performance, injury prevention or as support to arbitration.
Among the different ICT systems that we find in the field of sports sciences we can make a classification based on the location of the device. On the one hand, there are technologies external to the athlete and on the other hand there are those technologies that the athlete has incorporated during sports, technologies known by the community as wearable. Many of the technologies external to the athlete are based on systems of computer vision, recognition and image processing. Similarly, we found some that are not based on computer vision, such as the force platforms used to evaluate the physical condition of the athlete or systems used to measure the state of the athlete. Moreover, the technological advancement of the microelectronics industry has allowed the development of electronic components and sensors with a high degree of miniaturization, which has allowed the appearance of wearable electronic devices (wearables) capable of measuring and transmitting information wirelessly with very small dimensions. Sport has not been left out of this technological revolution and so we can find in the market from devices widely used by the general population, such as activity bracelets.
This Special Issue aims to publish new and novel research work focusing on the latest advances in ICT technologies for sport science. Major sub-topics include sensors and measurement systems to evaluate physical qualities, the analysis of technical gestures and the improvement of sports performance. It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Dr. Raúl Fernández-García
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- wearable sensor
- machine learning
- sports performance
- computer vision
- physical qualities