Measurement a central area of about 5 m x 5m is most common, requiring two CODA units placed 3-4m from each side, but many laboratories use 4 or even up to 8 CODA units to extend the measurement area and also to get better visibility of complex movements where twisting motions are to be captured. (For a golf analysis, for example, we would normally recommend 4 units, even though the action takes place in a relatively small area. The four units allow for good visibility when the golfer twists and turns during the swing, and arms or turned legs can obscure some markers from some of the sensor units. The laboratory in Charles University, Prague, is a typical example of a set up with 4 CODA units, used with force plates in a central area, that has commonly been used for golf analysis.)
Sport Analysis laboratories will commonly have one or two force plates mounted in the floor and - in some cases - an integrated EMG system. All data from these third-party devices are synchronised and integrated using the Codamotion ODIN Software. Scripts can be configured to produce customised calculations and displays of kinetic and kinematic data, and these can be output to a controlled report template when required.
Our systems have also been used successfully in large multi-sport halls where users have the advantage of quickly moving their sensor units from one sport location to another. Examples of this can be seen in the Institute of Sports, Exercise and Health in London and in the laboratory run by Cardiff Metropolitan University within the UK Indoor Athletics Centre in Wales.
Everything that can be achieved with our indoor systems can also be achieved outdoors. See our outdoor solution page.
Alternatively, customise your own solution or contact us for advice.