Height of the Countermovement Vertical Jump Determined Based on the Measurements Coming from the Motion Capture System

  • Jakub Krzysztof GrabskiEmail author
  • Tomasz Walczak
  • Martyna Michałowska
  • Marta Szczetyńska
  • Patrycja Pastusiak
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 925)


A simple and common method for assessing the jumping ability is determination of the jump height during the vertical countermovement jump. However there are different techniques of measurements in biomechanics, e.g. using force plates or accelerometers. In this study the center of jumper’s body is determined based on the motion capture system measurements and Clauser or Zatziorsky formulas. Then the jump height can be obtained in a simple way determining the take-off instant and the peak position instant. In such a case the flight height can be defined as a difference between the position of the center of jumper’s body at these two instants. The results are compared with the jump height obtained based on the force plates measurements, after double integration of the motion equation.


Vertical jump Countermovement jump Flight height Motion capture system 



The work was supported by the grant 02/21/DSPB/3513 funded by the Ministry of Higher Education, Poland. During the realization of this work Dr. Jakub K. Grabski was supported with scholarship funded by the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jakub Krzysztof Grabski
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tomasz Walczak
    • 1
  • Martyna Michałowska
    • 1
  • Marta Szczetyńska
    • 1
  • Patrycja Pastusiak
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Applied Mechanics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and ManagementPoznan University of TechnologyPoznańPoland

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