Ice Skating + Math = Gold Medals?

Ice Skating + Math = Gold Medals?


The men at this level of competition worldwide competition are expected to be able to do quads in some of the jumps and the women are expected to do
triples uh… the american skaters have had some difficulty
learning a lot of these so uh… we thought we’d take a more scientific
approach to developing of their skills in this area we collect their data on a computer so we capture their
motion and we recreate a mathematical image of the body the mathematical image is one that we can
manipulate so as the skater leaves the ice moves into
the air uh… their goal is to get into a position
that allows them to spin as fast as possible and then that enables them to complete the
maximum number of rotations while they’re in the air we can take the skaters position in the air
we can change their arm positions we can change their leg positions we can change their head
position and then run the computer program back
through and let it perform the jump as if that’s what the skater
did this is not only the only place it’s happening in the U.S. is the only place that this is
being done in the world over that we are aware of there’s no nothing else like this

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