Modeling and computer vision validation of tackling dynamics for increased safety and tackle effectiveness in women's rugby union

Midshipman Researcher(s): 1/C Cledo Davis

Adviser(s): LCDR Edward Chapman

Poster #101

This study will model and characterize the tackle in Women’s rugby union, focusing on the tackler's head impulse. Recorded women's rugby tackle video is analyzed via computer vision and by-hand motion tracking. Our preliminary results include a method for estimating motion of head and torso Centers of Mass in three-dimensional coordinate space.

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