Infrared Thermography for the Detection of Injury in Sports Medicine

  • Ismael Fernández-Cuevas
  • Javier Arnáiz Lastras
  • Víctor Escamilla Galindo
  • Pedro Gómez Carmona
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Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Abstract

In this chapter, we will describe how infrared thermography (IRT) can help us to prevent and monitor injuries, always based on the use of standardised protocols. We will explain some of the main physiological aspects and will enumerate the main applications, with examples gathered from our research and professional experience with top sport athletes and teams. To summarize, IRT can help us to reduce injury incidence and to increase the performance in a non-invasive, fast and objective way.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ismael Fernández-Cuevas
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Javier Arnáiz Lastras
    • 1
    • 3
  • Víctor Escamilla Galindo
    • 1
    • 3
  • Pedro Gómez Carmona
    • 1
  1. 1.Sports Department, Faculty of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences—INEFUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.School of Health and Sports Science, Cluster for Health ImprovementUniversity of the Sunshine CoastSippy DownsAustralia
  3. 3.Faculty of Health ScienceUniversidad Isabel I de BurgosBurgosSpain

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