Track Star's LONG Jump


We will be reviewing long jump techniques such as force on the starting point, mid way between the run way and the board. We are also testing how the persons arm movements effects the length of the jump. We also want to test the acceleration of the persons arms and running down the run way.
 
The equipment needed is:
Force plate
Accelerometer
Video Camera
Measuring Tape
Jedi Masters
Slow Motion Camera

Predicted Procedure:

Day 1:
 We are going to mainly use the video camera to determine the best location to use the equipment. We will also do stationary recordings of arm movements of both jumpers.

Day 2:
 We will check the force plate. We will measure their force and video tape their actual jump.  We will be taking written data on the above for further analysis including calculation of average force and acceleration in accordance to the actual jumping distance.

Day 3:
We will be checking out the accelerometer to calculate her arm movements. Both jumpers will be tested and take a max of 10 jumps each, as with every other day. Data will be taken for further analysis and again the average of this will be taken.

Day 4:
We will checking the slow motion camera to see the exact movements at each part of their jumps and tie the data together. Each runner will again take a maximum of 5 jumps, though we hopefully won't need that many.

Day 5:
By this time we will have done some research on what the perfect jump should have and compare it with our data.

If additional meetings are necessary they will be recorded further down the page


We have two long jumpers that are willing to assist.

Their height, arm length, leg length, average straight jump height, time that they run the runway without jumping,. and mass will be taken.


 
 Force  Location
  Start 
   Middle
   Board
 
 Arm Movement  Length      
 Straight        
 Circular        
 None        
         
 
 Acceleration      Location
   Start
   Middle
   Board
 
 Run Way Length  Length of Jump
   
   
   
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