Inertial Measurements of Curling Stone Movement

Bartosz Dzikowski , Marek Pachwicewicz , Jerzy Weremczuk


Curling is a winter Olympic sport, in which athletes slide 20-kilogram granite stones on the surface of ice to the target called “house”. An inertial measurement unit was attached to a curling stone handle in order to measure acceleration and rotation during a delivery. In this paper, we present the measurement system that consisted of accelerometers and a gyroscope as well as the results. Obtained results show that the movement of a curling stone has a high-frequency noise-like nature, which is likely to be caused by the stick-slip mechanism between the granite stone and the pebbled ice surface.
Author Bartosz Dzikowski (FEIT / PE)
Bartosz Dzikowski,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Marek Pachwicewicz (FEIT / PE)
Marek Pachwicewicz,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Jerzy Weremczuk (FEIT / PE)
Jerzy Weremczuk,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
Publication size in sheets0.3
Book COE 15th International Conference on Optical Sensors and Electronic Sensors COE' 2018, 2018, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, ISBN 978-1-5386-4107-1
Keywords in Englishcurling stone; inertial measurements; sports measurements sports engineering; curling; stick-slip mechanism; pivot; slide; inertial measurement unit; dynamics of curling stones
Languageen angielski
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ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 10-01-2020, ChapterFromConference
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