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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2012/s11.v3007

LOCATION BASED SERVICES AND MONITORING PHYSIOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS DURING THE SPORT PERFORMANCE FOR OBESITY AND HEALTHY REASONS

R. NETEK, J. BURIAN, V. PECHANEC
Wednesday 1 August 2012 by Libadmin2012

References: 12th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference, www.sgem.org, SGEM2012 Conference Proceedings/ ISSN 1314-2704, June 17-23, 2012, Vol. 3, 393 - 400 pp

ABSTRACT

This paper presents specialized analysis based on multidimensional data for athletes
with the focus on healthy and obesity reasons. Generally, the data received from LBS
(Location based services) and/or GPS (Global Positioning System) devices contain
elevation, spatial and temporal aspects. This type of data allows localizing current
position of athletes in every moment. Evaluating and planning performance for
professional athletes is based on elevation data primarily, because just elevation plays
very important role for power which is strictly dependent on cardiac-power. There are
many variables in different sports which are tracked and monitored during the
performance; like cadence, power, speed, heart-rate, oxygen consumption and some
others. All of these variables are closely dependent on both elevation and time.
Especially periodic monitoring of heat-rate and oxygen consumption (VO2 max) is
strictly required for training and healthy reasons. There exists some specialized software
which enables complex analysis of telemetry data from athlete’s sensors. Due to
monitoring physiological characteristics it provides evaluating data for health related
studies linked to cardiovascular and obesity kinds, because heart-condition influences
both athlete’s performance and health as well. Depending on elevation there is a
possibility to visualize in tabular, attribute, 2D or 3D graphic form. The paper discusses
different types and restrictions of elevation data received from GPS devices connected
with heart-rate monitor, especially possibilities of analysis which are really used by
professional athletes and real experiences with using Garmin Edge devices as well. It
was made an application for upload data in GPX and/or KML file for visualization
elevation and heat-rate data in time line, which is described. The application is based on
interactive elevation profile, which allows analyzing information in 2D, 3D or 4D point
of view, with manually and automatically shifting in time. For every moment there are
available elevation and dependent heart-rate variables shown in graphic, attribute and
spatial form, which are necessary for subsequent health related studies. Moreover demo
application contains performance animation in time connected with video from athlete’s
point of view.

Keywords: Location Based Services, GPS, sport, health, obesity

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