The Cognitive Interplay Between Sensory and Biomechanical Features While Executing Flip Turns Wearing Different Swim Suits

S. Vieluf, B.E. Ungerechts, H.M. Toussaint, H. Lex, T. Schack

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A flip turn is a motor action due to a combination of the established competence matching features of postures and situational influences. In general, movements are organized at different cognitive levels incuding their sensory effects. Every movement is formed by cognitive units, called Basic Action Concepts. The purpose of this study is to elucidate the influence of sensory effects on the biomechanical outcome of the flip turn technique under two different conditions: regular and high tech full swim suit. Methods were biomechanical analysis for the flip turn, a questionnaire for examining the strength of sensory effects, and two sets for the structure dimension analysis–motorics. The results revealed a close connection between the cognitive representation of the sensory based effects of flip turn technique and their biomechanical structure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomechanics and Medicine in Swimming XI
EditorsPer-Ludvik Kjendlie, Robert Keig Stallman, Jan Cabri
Place of PublicationOslo
PublisherNorwegian School of Sport Sciences
ISBN (Electronic)9788250204393
ISBN (Print) 9788250204386
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventXIth International Symposium for Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming - Oslo, Norway
Duration: 16 Jun 201019 Jun 2010


ConferenceXIth International Symposium for Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming

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