FEIT Research Project Database

Remote sensing for smart sports

Project Leader: Jonathan Manton
Primary Contact: Jonathan Manton (jmanton@unimelb.edu.au)
Keywords: sensor fusion; signal processing
Disciplines: Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Research Centre: Nonlinear Signal Processing Lab

While this project is applicable to a wide range of sports, it will be explained in the context of tennis. Assume there are cameras and radar by the side of a tennis court. From the data gathered, the aim is to determine how each player is striking the ball and the effect (speed, spin) it has on the ball. In particular, the ultimate aim is to determine the precise firing sequence of the different muscles in the player's body when performing each shot.