The effectiveness of rowing boat setting using the Empower Oarlock system
Martin Škopek, Jan Kresta, Josef Heidler, Jakub Tkáč
Introduction: This case study deals with using the Empower Oarlock system on a selected rowing crew, which used the Empower Oarlock system to reconfigure its rowing boat. The company Nielsen Kellerman, which created this system, claims that it can diagnose the pace of the rower and on the basis of the evaluated parameters, it is possible to subsequently increase its efficiency or. ship speed.
Aim of study: The aim of this work is to find out how much the setting of the rowing boat has an effect on its speed using the Empower Oarlock system and how much the subjective setting of the rowing boat racer differs from the ideal setting of the Empower Oarlock system from Nielsen Kellerman.
Material & Methods: The rowing crew was deliberately chosen from different performance categories to differentiate between rowing techniques significantly. During the measurement, changes in the posture of both rowers and changes in the boat’s speed on the measured sections of 350 meters were monitored.
Results: During the measurement, we found the difference between the boat’s personal setting and the setting using the parameters of the Empower Oarlock system.
Conclusion: Since the seat’s correction, the crew accelerated at a given distance, and we can state that the Empower Oarlock system is effective.