ClimbAX: Skill assessment for climbing enthusiasts

Cassim Ladha, Nils Y. Hammerla, Patrick Olivier, Thomas Plötz

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Abstract

In recent years the sport of climbing has seen consistent increase in popularity. Climbing requires a complex skill set for successful and safe exercising. While elite climbers receive intensive expert coaching to refine this skill set, this progression approach is not viable for the amateur population. We have developed ClimbAX - a climbing performance analysis system that aims for replicating expert assessments and thus represents a first step towards an automatic coaching system for climbing enthusiasts. Through an accelerometer based wearable sensing platform, climber's movements are captured. An automatic analysis procedure detects climbing sessions and moves, which form the basis for subsequent performance assessment. The assessment parameters are derived from sports science literature and include: power, control, stability, speed. ClimbAX was evaluated in a large case study with 53 climbers under competition settings. We report a strong correlation between predicted scores and official competition results, which demonstrate the effectiveness of our automatic skill assessment system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing
Pages235-244
Number of pages10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2013
EventUbiquitous Computing 2013 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 8 Sep 201312 Sep 2013

Conference

ConferenceUbiquitous Computing 2013
Abbreviated titleUbiComp 2013
CountrySwitzerland
CityZurich
Period8/09/1312/09/13

Keywords

  • Activity recognition
  • Climbing
  • Skill assessment
  • Sports analysis

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Ladha, C., Hammerla, N. Y., Olivier, P., & Plötz, T. (2013). ClimbAX: Skill assessment for climbing enthusiasts. In UbiComp 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (pp. 235-244) https://doi.org/10.1145/2493432.2493492
Ladha, Cassim ; Hammerla, Nils Y. ; Olivier, Patrick ; Plötz, Thomas. / ClimbAX : Skill assessment for climbing enthusiasts. UbiComp 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. 2013. pp. 235-244
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ClimbAX : Skill assessment for climbing enthusiasts. / Ladha, Cassim; Hammerla, Nils Y.; Olivier, Patrick; Plötz, Thomas.

UbiComp 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. 2013. p. 235-244.

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Ladha C, Hammerla NY, Olivier P, Plötz T. ClimbAX: Skill assessment for climbing enthusiasts. In UbiComp 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. 2013. p. 235-244 https://doi.org/10.1145/2493432.2493492