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    A gate hit detection system for canoe slalom

    Ringwood, John and Qian, Wenkan and Conde Fernandez, Javier (2015) A gate hit detection system for canoe slalom. In: 26th Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC), 24th - 25th June 2015, Institute of Technology Carlow, Ireland.

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    Many sports now look to technology to resolve contentious decisions, for example in tennis, Gaelic games, snooker, association football, etc. However, the sport of canoe slalom, an Olympic sport, still relies completely on the subjective decision of a human judge, as to whether a competitor has touched a ‘gate’ or not. With the time difference between gold and bronze medals frequently being less than 2 secs, a single 2 second penalty has a significant impact and reliable, objective and repeatable judging is vital. This paper reports on a prototype slalom pole hitdetection system, which has been developed in consultation with the International Canoe Federation (ICF) Slalom Committee.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: Canoe; kayak; slalom; penalty; classification;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Item ID: 6683
    Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
    Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2015 11:12
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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