The Challenge:

To monitor the frequency and magnitude of punches thrown by a boxer or kicks from a kick-boxer or mixed martial arts practitioner:

  • What is the number of punches orkicks per minute?
  • At what number of punches does the trainee become fatigued? (use this to monitor endurance improvements over time)
  • With what force is the trainee punching?
  • Peak and Average Punch Forces for the round
  • Rounds timer
  • Log data to a comma separated file for later analysis in Excel

How it works:

This boxing setup has a force plate attached to a stand or installed onto a rigid wall.  As the punches are thrown by the boxer, the impact force is apllied onto our force sensor which is then communicated back to a PC via the USB port. 

The software counts the number and amount of the perturbation from zero and displays this information to the boxer on a monitor.  This allows the user to monitor punches per minute, max. force of his or her punches, and endurance over time.

Boxer Traning Kit

PunchSensor.com

Results:

LoadVUE Software for Boxing and Punching

Solution:

 

An RAP3 or RAP4 load cell is sandwiched between two aluminum plates and connected to a DI-1000UHS-1K USB Interrface which is then hooked into the USB port of a PC.  Data such as frequency and intensity of punches, can easily be logged and analyzed to optimize and calibrate training sessions.

Parts Used:
  • 1 Force plate approx. 15"x18" built using one
    RAP3 1650 lb.
  • 1 DI-1000UHS-1K USB Interface
  • LoadVUE Boxing software
  • LV-1000HS-1K General Purpose Software to view, log and plot data on a Windows PC or Tablet
Total time to setup
  • 5 minutes

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