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Developing and demonstrating the sport-specific potential of SixFeet

Ruiter, A.R. de (2022) Developing and demonstrating the sport-specific potential of SixFeet.

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Abstract:From extensive research as well as our own experiences it can be established that anti-covid measures, such as a lockdown, have a detrimental effect on our physiological and mental well-being. This graduation project aims to alleviate some of this physiological and mental strain by further developing and demonstrating SixFeet. SixFeet is a platform that allows for dynamic and social sports training while always maintaining 1.5-metres distance. By building on the existing platform, this research aims to develop and demonstrate meaningful and sport-specific applications for SixFeet, specifically for field hockey for demonstration purposes. To evaluate the outcomes of this research, sport-specific exercises using SixFeet are compared to alternative, yet representative exercises that also keep players at a distance, however, without the external mediation of a system. The exercises are compared on several elements, such as the level of enjoyment they bring their players. The results show that SixFeet could serve as a useful tool in times of lockdown, to not only allow users to continue sporting, but also exercise in a meaningful, yet socially engaging way. In addition, the outcomes of this research can be replicated for other sports.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:01 general works, 53 electrotechnology, 76 recreation, leisure
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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