Document Type : Original research papers
Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Universidad de las Fuerzas Armadas ESPE, Ecuador
This paper presents an electronic training instrument for taekwondo athletes. The proposed prototype was inspired by the electronic body protector (EBP) used in previous Olympic games. Besides counting points, our prototype measures the energy of each strike, providing information to coaches about every strike's force and location in real-time. The prototype consists of a transmitter module installed inside a chest protector, a receptor module, and a human-machine interface (HMI). The proposed prototype aims to provide coaches and athletes with a tool for monitoring and improving the taekwondo technique.