Validity and reliability of the Myotest Pro wireless accelerometer in squat jumps

Bampouras, Theodoros M. and Relph, Nicola S. and Orme, Duncan and Esformes, Joseph I. (2013) Validity and reliability of the Myotest Pro wireless accelerometer in squat jumps. Isokinetics and Exercise Science, 21 (2). pp. 101-105. ISSN 0959-3020

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Portable and cost-effective accelerometers can yield instantaneous results of force, power, and velocity, with minimum set-up time to assess muscle power. However, such devices must also produce both valid and reliable data. OBJECTIVE: The current study assessed the validity and reliability of the Myotest Pro wireless accelerometer (ACC). METHODS: Thirty physically active males performed two squat jump, on two separate sessions. The jump was recorded simultaneously by a force platform and ACC, which was attached to a barbell resting on the subjects' shoulders. Validity was determined using Pearson correlation coefficient (r) and t-test between the maximum force platform (F-{FP}) and ACC (F-{ACC}) force. Between session reliability of F-{ACC}, power (P-{ACC}) and velocity (V-{ACC}) from the ACC were assessed with t-test, intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC), and coefficient of variation (CV). RESULTS: F-{ACC} correlated highly to F-{FP} (r=0.815, p< 0.05), but there was a proportionate ratio bias of 0.81. There was no difference between sessions (p> 0.05) for any variable. High ICCs were found for all variables (F-{ACC} 0.90; P-{ACC} 0.80; V-{ACC} 0.84). Low CV was found for F-{ACC} (2.1%), P-{ACC} (3.3%) and V-{ACC} (3.2%). CONCLUSIONS: ACC is a valid and reliable tool to use for assessing barbell movement, but caution in power data interpretation is needed.

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Journal Article
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Isokinetics and Exercise Science
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22 Oct 2018 13:04
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