Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2755

Full Length Research Paper

Elbow but not knee joint kinematics can be assessed using photogrammetric methods during a non-stationary slap shot in ice hockey

Ayhan Goktepe1*, Isil Ozfidan2, Hakan Karabork3 and Feza Korkusuz2
1Selcuk University, Technical Science College, Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Konya 42075, Turkey. 2Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Education, Department of Physical Education and Sport, Ankara 06531, Turkey. 3Selcuk University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Konya 42075, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 04 January 2010
  •  Published: 28 February 2010

Abstract

In this study, elbow and knee joint kinematics of the non stationary ice hockey slap shot was investigated using photogrammetric methods. Four right handed elite Turkish ice hockey players from various teams participated in the study in order to scientifically obtain a general description of elbow and knee joint kinematics during a non-stationary slap shot. The loading, contact and follow through phases were analyzed using a dual camera and Pictran software system. The results showed an elbow angle pattern consistent with previous studies, however a general knee angle strategy could not be obtained.

 

Key words: Digital photogrammetry, motion analysis, biomechanics, ice hockey, slap shot.