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A comparison of hand force and starting block-based response times in the sprint start

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dc.contributor.author Harrison, Andrew J.
dc.contributor.author Barr, Thomas
dc.contributor.author Hayes, Kevin
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-20T15:14:55Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-20T15:14:55Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7436
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This study provided a method comparison of sprint start response times (RTs) obtained using a custom designed hand force plate with block response-times (RT) from an International Association of Athletic Federation (IAAF) approved automatic start control system (IAAF RT). Twenty national and international sprinters completed sprint trials under simulated race conditions. The athletes’ hand forces were obtained using the hand force plate, which was electronically synchronised with the IAAF approved system. The results showed that in all trials, the hand plate RT occurred significantly before the IAAF RT with an average difference of 64 ms. The consistent differences in RT’s suggested that the two systems measured separate events. A re-evaluation of false start detection technology based on measuring hand RT is recommended. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher ISBS en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 36th Conference of the International Society of Biomechanics in Sports;
dc.relation.uri https://isbs.org/
dc.subject reaction time en_US
dc.subject sprint start en_US
dc.subject track and field en_US
dc.title A comparison of hand force and starting block-based response times in the sprint start en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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