Biomechanics of athletes with a disability
This project aims at developing biomechanical tools and improving basic knowledge of the performance of athletes with a disability (i.e., stationary throwers) in motion analysis laboratory as well as during training sessions and competitions (e.g., National Championships, World Championships, Paralympic Games).
As a leader of this project, I am responsible for all academic developments, such as: seeking funds, publishing the outcomes, bringing experts, training students, sharing the outcomes within and outside academia, etc.
Created in 1999, the project of research PARASHOT project focuses on the biomechanical aspects of the performance of athletes with a disability, with a particular emphasis on the so-called stationary throwers.
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The scope of the PARASHOT project is to describe the biomechanical aspects associated with the performance of stationary throwers, with an emphasis not only on the technique but also on the design of the throwing frame. Research outcomes
Athletes with a disability are classified according to their functional level.
The PARASHOT project is mainly focusing on stationary throwers more particularly athletes in F30s and F50s classes, corresponding typically to athletes with cerebr..
The kinematic recording during the training sessions and the real-world events are conducted with a portable motion analysis system including two or three cameras connected to the laptop. This allows immediate visual inspection of the performance..
My roles as team leader
I am responsible for all academic developments of the project, such as: seeking funds, publishing the outcomes, bringing experts, training students, sharing the outcomes within and outside academia, etc.
By essence, the PARASHOT project is multi-disciplinary. Consequently, this research involves over 30 sport institutions as well as universities and research groups worldwide.
Here, the term “collaboration” describ..
Frossard, Smeathers, Pearcy, Goodman. Video analysis of seated athletes during the throwing event at the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games. QUT Strategic Link with Industry. 2003. 1 year. 30,000 $AUD
Frossard, Pearcy, Smeathers, Barker, Goodman. Novel..
Frossard L, O’Riordan A, Goodman S. Performance analysis of stationary throwers: data for evidence-based classification (First edition). 2009. Ed: Queensland University of Technology. ISBN: 978-0-9805274-1-4. pp 174
The synopsis of the PARASHOT project including a brief overview as well as the lists of publications, grants, collaborations and impacts is available as PDF upon request (see contact page).
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