Friday, October 17, 2014

UNImap, NSI Forge Cooperation In Sports Research

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16 (Bernama) -- Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) will be conducting a study on sports technology to help raise the performance of national athletes.

The study will be jointly conducted by lecturers and researchers of UniMAP School of Mechatronic Engineering's Biomedical Electronics Engineering Programme and the National Sports Institute (NSI).

UniMAP vice-chancellor Datuk Dr Kamarudin Hussin said among the projects conducted involved research on cycling with emphasis on improving bicycle design for better performance through the monitoring of physiological output of athletes such as heart rate, temperature and blood pressure during training.

"It also requires coaches to understand the capability of each rider and how it could be used to maximise performance," he told reporters after representing UniMAP at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the matter with NSI here Thursday.

NSI was represented by its chief executive officer Datuk Dr Ramlan Abdul Aziz.

Kamaruddin said apart from that, the study would also be conducted for shooting which encompassed factors affecting score, body weight, posture and electromyography (EMG) for muscular output.

He said UniMAP would also carry out studies on posture and techniques used by athletes such as in triple jump, hockey, taekwondo and karate.

Meanwhile, Ramlan said the cooperation would also pave the way to boost sports science and technology in the country.

"We have long proposed the effort. The expertise of UniMAP engineering and technology experts is something we recognise and we are very fortunate to be able to work together in sports.


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