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New Technologies to the Study the Golf Putting

Fernandes, O. ; Dias , G. ; Couceiro, M. Couceiro ; Clemente, F.M.C. ; Martins, F. ; Luz, J. M. A. ; Figueiredo, C. ; Mendes, R.

New Technologies to the Study the Golf Putting, Proc International Congress on Sports Science Research and Technology Support, Algarve, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 185 - 191, September, 2013.

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The technology evolution, especially in the last decade, allowed major advances in golf putting analysis.
This scientific advance benefited from multidisciplinary interaction, such as: biomechanics, engineering,
mathematics and motor control. Utilizing digital cameras along automatic tracking techniques, it is possible
to obtain valuable and accurate information about the putting gesture and/or ball trajectory. This can provide
relevant feedback to athletes and coaches. In this work, we present several golf putting studies conducted on
laboratorial environment. We believe that this work may contribute to a deeper analysis of human motor
behavior and performance, not limited to this motor skill, but that can be applied to other motor patterns.