Mario E. M. Vieira, Victor C. Gonçalves, Lucas V. Bonfati, Sergio L. Stevan Jr.


Performance data of athletes, be as in specific training as competitions, require physiological power, response time and acceleration, and these are important information for development of them. That information can prove essential in support of improving the athlete’s performance once that, with this data is possible to perform specific and technical trainings, correcting either any non-conformities or deficiencies. To obtain these data reliably, it’s recommended the use of the sports technology and electronic devices capable of processing the signals, and convert the information collected in desirable and measurable greatness. Between these devices, we present three projects developed or in development in UTFPR/Ponta Grossa. That seek to unite engineering with sports. The first is a device to control/measure the time elapsed in a particular physical activity, with significant accuracy. The second is a device to analyze the agility and reflex of the athlete. The third is a power meter applied to cycling. This device is capable of measuring the physiological power developed by the cyclist on pedaling. What is common to all projects is the need to use electronic engineering with computing algorithms applied to improve the sports development. Therefore, this work presents the state of the art of cited devices and reports the initial development process, methodology of its use in training and technologies with potential for future applications to be developed.

Technological equipment; Sports Performance; Athlete.


Technological equipment; Sports Performance; Athlete.

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