Analyzing sports skills

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Sports science,Environmental physiology (including physical medicine and nutritional physiology),Neurophysiology/General neuroscience


Coaching in sports is often based on empiricism. However, it is possible to discover new short-cut training methods to boost the skills of athletes through analyses of the techniques that athletes have. Knowledge obtained in this way will enable the proposal of training that can be carried out efficiently within a limited time.


In batting and pitching, a variety of analyzing methods such as the use of full body motion capture and force plates to analyze physical performance, bat swings or ball spin, and precision measuring of hand and finger movements and visual cognitive motion are used to evaluate skills with a focus on reproducibility.


Improving the efficiency of coaching to boost baseball skills. Collaborating with baseball teams and fitness clubs.
Evaluating shoes, sports orthoses, etc., that take physical balance, weight shift, etc., into account.
The technology has potential for application in rehabilitation and use by the elderly.


We have facilities that enable the development of methods for improving top-level performances based on data on athletes from competitions.

purpose of providing seeds

Sponsord research, Collaboration research, Technical consultation


Reader, Sports Sciences for the Promotion of Active Life, GCOE Program


  • Fig. 1: Photograph of an experiment on bat swings
  • Fig. 2: Photograph 2 of an experiment on bat swings
posted: 2014/05/21