Application of Infrared Thermography in Sports Science

by Jose Ignacio Priego Quesada
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Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Series: Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering

Publication Date: December 30, 2016

ISBN: 9783319474106

Binding: Kobo eBook

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This book addresses the application of infrared thermography in sports, examining the main benefits of this non-invasive, non-radiating and low-cost technique. Aspects covered include the detection of injuries in sports medicine, the assessment of sports performance due to the existing link between physical fitness and thermoregulation and the analysis of heat transfer for sports garments and sports equipment. Although infrared thermography is broadly considered to be a fast and easy-to-use tool, the ability to deliver accurate and repeatable measurements is an important consideration. Furthermore, it is important to be familiar with the latest sports studies published on this technique to understand its potential and limitations. Accordingly, this book establishes a vital link between laboratory tests and the sports field.