Visual analysis of video recorded dinghy sailing sessions

Gijs M. W. Reichert, Pieras Marcos, Ricardo Marroquim, A. Vilanova

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Nowadays video plays an important role in the coaching of athletes across many different sports. For sailing training sessions, the videos are recorded from the coach boat and provide ways to review and analyze the training sessions aiming at improving the sailors performance. On one hand, videos are commonly recorded with handheld devices that are rather cumbersome to acquire and are prone to missing many important moments. On the other hand, recordings of entire sessions with an integrated camera in the coach boat are difficult to analyze given their length and the lack of image stability. We present a pipeline to facilitate the visual analysis of these full session videos. We extract manoeuvres as interesting segments, and provide a visualization framework to present the video and processed data. Manoeuvres are extracted by detecting and tracking the boat and sailors. With the visualization tool, the user can locate and visually inspect those manoeuvres for coaching tasks. We evaluated the potential of the framework and from the results we conclude that the manoeuvre detection is reasonably accurate and some coaches see potential in the presented framework.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction, VINCI 2020
Subtitle of host publicationVINCI '20
EditorsQuang Vinh Nguyen, Ying Zhao, Michael Burch, Michel Westenberg
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450387507
ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-8750-7
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2020
EventThe 13th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI 2020) - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 8 Dec 202010 Dec 2020
Conference number: 13

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


ConferenceThe 13th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI 2020)
Abbreviated titleVINCI
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  • sailing
  • sports
  • video
  • visual anaytics


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