Schaffert's presentation followed on from Matte. Here she saught to bring to the attention of coaches the science behind listening to the boat run. In particular, the causal relationship between movement and sould. He presentation, the ‘Visual and auditory/acoustic feedback to optimise rowing technique and boat acceleration’ looked at this relationship and how a crews perception of it can be enhanced.
Key points in Schaffer's presentation:
- Sonification: The synthetic transformation of data from the boat's movement into sound.
- The Accrow system used by the German team boats. This creates a specific sound which reacts to each phase and rhytm of the stroke there by creating an intuitive understanding of how the boat is moving.
The results of which, Shaffer stated that there was a significant increase in mean boat velocity and qyalitative changes in boat acceleration.
New Measuring and on Water Coaching Device for Rowing: Klaus Mattes, Nina Schaffert (2010). Provided by the Journal of Human Sport and Exercise online.
More talks for the Youth Coaching Conference:
Arne Gullich's presentation on ‘Considering long term sustainability in talent promotion – Implications for talent development in rowing.'
Marc Swienty's presentation on the ‘Olympic training centre and rowing boarding school Ratzeburg: Structures and objectives.’
Mario Woldt on Actual aspects and considerations of ethics in sport.