Hi All,

I am currently undertaking a PhD on the biomechanics of strongman lifts and am wanting to collect joint/segment angular kinematic data.

Due to the sport of strongman requiring athletes to lift and often move large/awkward objects the use of a traditional Vicon marker based 3D optical motion capture system is not practical (loss and occlusion of markers is highly likely).

At the moment I am considering the use of IMU based motion capture (such as the Notch sensor system) as they appear to be reasonably affordable which is quite important.

Has anyone had experience using the Notch or any other IMU motion capture (and possibly even validating these methods), or have any suggestions of other methods in which I should consider?

Many thanks for any help you can provide!

- Ben