How Eye-Tracking Can Enhance Badminton Performance | The Tech Race

How Eye-Tracking Can Enhance Badminton Performance | The Tech Race


Welcome to The Tech Race. Where do we look? Why are there things we miss? How does an athlete’s
peripheral vision match up to their competition? (PRECISION, PERFORMANCE, POWER,
DATA, TRAINING, SPEED) (ENDURANCE, GADGET,
BADMINTON EYE-TRACKING SYSTEM) Technology allows us to track
and measure eye activity. The results of eye-tracking
can be amazing, directly affecting performance, especially for disciplines
that require high-precision reactions from the athletes,
such as badminton. Although eye movement
may seem a small part… it certainly contributes a lot to winning games. (REPUBLIC OF KOREA) (SEOUL) The Korean Institute
of Sport Science in Seoul is specialised in
analysing the visual habits and abilities
of badminton players, using tracking technology
that gives a deeper look into the eye, recording eye movement
and pupil diameter. (HUMANS HAVE A VISUAL FIELD OF
ABOUT 120 DEGREES) With this device, the computer
follows a user’s eye movements and follows what they focus on. The device has a camera
which records what users see. Combining the two, the computer
traces where users look. Line of sight can be trained. The objective of
the training sessions at the Institute of
Sport Science are to detect the
most effective eye movement for every athlete, as well as to correct
athletes’ habits in order to improve
their performance. Eye-tracking allows us
to predict opponents’ movements
and be prepared for them. (CAROLINA MARIN (ESP)
TOOK HOME THE GOLD MEDAL IN THE OLYMPIC GAMES RIO 2016) With the shuttlecock
travelling at up to 400km/h, badminton requires
extremely fast reflexes. The racket sport has been in
the Games since Barcelona 1992. Men and women compete in
individual and double events, as well as in mixed doubles. Before the-eye tracking system,
I was unaware of my weaknesses and looked at just one point
when I hit the shuttlecock. With this invention,
I analysed my bad habits and was able to achieve
better visual sights, which improved my performance. I wore glasses for
the eye-tracking analysis and I enjoyed seeing
what my eyes saw on the screen. It showed me where my eyes
were focusing, and I could tell where to focus
for the next time. Human eye movements
are divided into fixations and saccades. Fixations occur
when we look at a given point, while saccades
are the movements of the eye between fixation points. A saccade normally takes
30 to 80 milliseconds, and during that short time, our eye is unable to receive
any information. It is the brain which turns
frames into a complete picture. This technology originates
from the technology used by disabled people to move
their mouse. They use their eye movements
to manipulate the screen. In sport, eye-tracking plays
a role in talent recognition, by measuring athletes’
innate attentional focus and projectory
estimation skills. Gaze videos
from training sessions can reveal an athlete’s
search strategies or, more importantly,
a lack thereof. (THE TECH RACE)

9 Replies to “How Eye-Tracking Can Enhance Badminton Performance | The Tech Race”

  1. Interesting concept. I used to be a pretty competitive badminton player back when I used to train. A whole lot of reactionary, positional and footwork game is required. But overall I don't think focusing on eye movement would bare the best results, seeing as you're pulling away from the physical part of the matter. I think eye tracking is something to keep in mind but maybe more or less something of a novelty, not something to put much work into when training other than improving your movement around the court

  2. It's Called 'The Techrace' when they can't even add similar subtitles to the speech. Yea I guess your number 999992 in using YouTube.

  3. good but i wanna know the results when they use that eye-tracking. where do the athletes usually focus on each kind of shots?

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