Tennis Racket Customization for Supporting Rehabilitation

Thitipong Tanprasert, Chularat Tanprasert
2013 Procedia Computer Science  
This paper addresses tennis induced injury due to the incompatibility between the player and the equipment, and proposes a genetic algorithm approach to optimize the racket customization in order to alleviate those chronic injuries. Besides the typical commercial racket specifications, an additional target specification that models the propelling characteristics of the racket is included. The computational problem is modeled as an integer-programming constrained optimization. From experiment,
more » ... e proposed method successfully approximates the solution within a practical accuracy, which is case-dependent, provided that solutions exist. A software prototype was developed for practical application by physicians on the rehabilitated patients.
doi:10.1016/j.procs.2013.09.047 fatcat:x4ql64p3rjedjl6yiy7py5xo3m