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Gears Volleyball Biomechanics

Full-body motion capture and dynamic analysis of kinetic and kinematic mechanics to help you achieve peak performance.


Why is GEARS the best motion capture tool for volleyball?

Gears Volleyball biomechanics provide 3D dynamic analytics of the kinetic and kinematic mechanics that go into a volleyball serve, spike, or hit. Set up Gears on the court for a realistic game scenario measurement. Mark up your target player and capture a full attack off a set, measure passing accuracy, track blocking effectiveness, and chart defense coordination.


Volleyball Armswing – Male vs. Female

Although there is no absolute ideal perfect armswing, there are certain patterns of movement that we see amongst the top players that set them apart.

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What Makes Gears Kinematic Analysis so Accurate for Volleyball?

Measurements, Not Estimates

Gears measures the entirety of every volleyball skill in full 3D. See each movement from every angle with micromillimeter accuracy. Gears provides hard data and meaningful measurements of each spike, block, and serve. This will change the way you approach performance.

Data. Lots of It.

Gears analyzes over 600 images per movement (in less than a second). Tracking each athlete head to toe, Gears offers data abounding with useful insights you’d never be able to produce with any other technology, much less the naked eye.

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Optical Motion Tracking

Gears is an optical (camera-based) tracking and motion tracking system, powered by eight 1.7 megapixel cameras running at 360 frames per second. Our volleyball motion tracking boasts numerous advantages over other approaches, including:

  • Track athletes with custom-made comfortable compression mocap suits
  • Tag measurements as fine as 0.2mm
  • Forget the wires – no cords or cables attach to the user
  • Get going quickly with our simple system setup
  • Enjoy “absolute positioning,” with zero drift (unlike inertial systems)

Full Body Data

Use the world’s most popular sports motion capture tech to measure body motion with unmatched fidelity:

  • Arm swing kinematic sequence
  • Jump mechanics
  • Landing strategy
  • Body position at key phases
  • Jump height
  • Broad jump
  • Hand speed at ball contact
  • Joint angles and velocities
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Compare Movements

Compare a user’s movement side-by-side with previously recorded biomechanic data in fully rendered 3D—a powerful tool for measuring progress over time or comparing with proper techniques. Past and present data is synchronized during playback, for frame-by-frame comparison.