Faculty Advisor

Savilonis, Brian James

Abstract

This project report describes the design, construction, and testing of a device that measures knee flexion angle for the competitive sport of Race Walking. The goal is to provide the sport with a means of indisputable angular measurement for the purpose of improved rule enforcement. The device is designed to aid both judging officials and competitors alike in their respective training through real time accurate angular readout with both visual and audible alerts. Data analysis compares the three angular measurement mediums: the human eye, the device, and high-definition video recording. The results of this analysis show general agreement for all modes, complemented by personal recommendations for future improvements.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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