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  • ISBS Gymnastics and Softball Hitting Research Projects

    ANNOUNCEMENT
    SOLICITATION FOR PARTICIPATION IN 1997-98 ISBS
    RESEARCH PROJECTS

    You are invited to participate in the following 1997-98
    International Society of Biomechanics in Sports research projects:

    I. The 1997-98 World Gymnastics Research Project (WGRP)
    This project involves the analysis of instrumentation 3D videographic
    recordings (SVHS, PAL format) of selected acrobatic jumps, difficult vaults,
    and horizontal bar and uneven bar elements at the 1997 Gymnastics World
    Championships to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, August 31 - September 7,
    1997. Under the sponsorship of the Institute of Applied Training Science, the
    FIG and the gymnastics apparatus manufacturer Spieth, a research team
    coordinated by Juergen Krug will prepare the videotape and associated materials
    for distribution those submitting proposals to ISBS which are favorably reviewed.
    ISBS will solicit and review proposals to do research using these materials
    videotapes and related materials. The Institute of Applied Training Science will
    distribute the videotapes and related materials. Those who are not ISBS members
    will be assessed a $30 fee to cover the immediate costs of reproducing and
    distributing the materials.

    II. The 1997-98 USA Women's Softball Hitting Research Project
    This project involves the analysis of instrumentation 3D videographic recordings
    (SVHS, NTSC format) of members of the 1994 USA Women's Softball Team while hitting
    several pitched balls during batting practice. Under the sponsorship of the Steadman-
    Hawkins Sports Medicine Center, a research team coordinated by Sherry Werner will
    prepare the videotape and associated materials for distribution to ISBS members
    submitting acceptable proposals at no cost. ISBS will solicit and review proposals to
    conduct research using these materials videotapes and related materials. The Steadman-
    Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation will distribute the videotapes and related
    materials.
    Those who are not ISBS members will be assessed a $30 fee to cover the immediate
    costs of reproducing and distributing the materials.

    These projects are coordinated by: Larry Noble, Vice President for Research and
    Projects; Juergen Krug, Institut fur Angewandte Trainingswissenschaft, Leipzig,
    Germany; and Sherry Werner, Steadman-Hawkins Sports Medicine Foundation,
    Vail, Colorado, USA.

    Complete descriptions of these projects and application procedures are available
    on the ISBS home page (http://www.uni-stuttgart.de/External/isbs/).
    They can also be obtained by contacting:

    Larry Noble, ISBS VP for Research and Project
    Department of Kinesiology
    Kansas State University
    Manhattan, KS 66506
    FAX: 913-532-6486
    Phone: 913-532-6979
    e-mail: lnoble@ksu.edu
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