In professional cycling, the avoidance of injuries plays an important role alongside the pursuit of increased performance. Excessive repetitive pedal movement and incorrect posture on the bike can cause functional and biomechanical dysfunctions that lead to pain and loss of performance. The French company AR-Entraînement has developed a bikefitting analysis system based on the assessment of the specific performance requirements and physical abilities and conditions of individual cyclists.
In this system a UI-3240LE camera with USB 3.0 interface from IDS detects the movement of the athlete. With the help of special software, the changes in the various joint angles during pedalling is displayed and evaluated in a diagram. Taking into account the measurement data and the biomechanical properties and requirements of the cyclist, necessary adjustments can be made to the bike.