Journal article

Validity of hip-worn inertial measurement unit compared to jump mat for jump height measurement in adolescents

Timo Rantalainen, Kylie D Hesketh, Christine Rodda, Rachel L Duckham

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE & SCIENCE IN SPORTS | WILEY | Published : 2018

Abstract

Jump tests assess lower body power production capacity, and can be used to evaluate athletic ability and development during growth. Wearable inertial measurement units (IMU) seem to offer a feasible alternative to laboratory-based equipment for jump height assessments. Concurrent validity of these devices for jump height assessments has only been established in adults. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate the concurrent validity of IMU-based jump height estimate compared to contact mat-based jump height estimate in adolescents. Ninety-five adolescents (10-13 years-of-age; girls N = 41, height = 154 (SD 9) cm, weight = 44 (11) kg; boys N = 54, height = 156 (10) cm, weight = 46..

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Grants

Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

National Heart Foundation of Australia, Grant/Award Number: 100370; Deakin University Central Research Grant; Australian Research Council, Grant/Award Number: DP110101434, DP140100554 and FT130100637