The group has a 4 CX1 unit Codamotion system which is used in the analysis of sports movements, plus a 2 CXS unit CodaSport system for use in its outdoor applications. Areas of study include gymnastics, athletics, football, and basic jumping and landing skills.
Throughout its sixty year history the Cardiff School of Sport has built an international reputation for the quality of its academic, professional, research and extra-curricular work.
The research team is part of a number of large multi-centre projects, developing wired and wireless technologies for improving athlete performance and, within this programme, have used their Codamotion system to study a range of sprinting activities including starting and maximum velocity running. The growth in terms of Cardiff’s sports facilities has assisted in ranking the university consistently within the top three UK universities for sport.
The Cardiff School of Sport were also featured in the Motion Times Issue 01 - 2008: 'Identification of Instants of Touchdown and Take-Off in Sprint Running' Authors: Dr. Ian BEZODIS, Andy THOMSON, Dr. Marianne GITTOES & Prof. David KERWIN.