Analysis, fabrication, and field test of an advanced embedded throwing electromechanical sensing system

Zhen Gao, Dan Zhang

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Scientific measuring equipment is important in maintaining and further improving the daily training quality of professional athletes. In throwing sports, only kinematic information is usually recorded by several high-speed cameras, whereas the dynamic data are lacking. An advanced embedded throwing system is analyzed, fabricated, and field tested. This throwing system can be used to substitute the normal shot-put that obtains acceleration information from the upper limb when force is applied onto the device. This device has four main parts, namely, a mechanical shell, an embedded sensor, a signal processing circuit, and interface ports. The detailed design, simulation, and prototyping process are introduced in this work. The practical results obtained from the field test and feedback from users prove that the proposed throwing system is efficient for technical training and monitoring. This design provides a unique solution for the modeling and development of non-traditional, electro-mechanical sensing devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-105
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Mechanical Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Electro-mechanical sensing
  • Field test
  • Modern sports
  • Signal analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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