Japanese researchers from the University of Tsukuba and the Japanese Volleyball Association created robots with three pairs of hands for training volleyball players, reports Popular Mechanics
“Training bots are three pairs of robotic arms that quickly move in front of the net and mimic the protection of the opposing team. In the real game, they are replaced by players whose task is to protect their half of the field from the“ spike ”of the attacking team,” the publication said .
According to English volleyball player Laura Woodruff, a spike is the most effective way to get points for the team, so the blocking player must never miss the ball. Continue reading
Ankle injury in volleyball is the most common – almost half of the total number of injuries. Most often, such an injury occurs when landing after a jump, and on the foot of another player, often on the opponent’s foot, although such injury is much less common in beach volleyball. The reason for this, many experts call a smaller number of players on the court and sand instead of hard surface. Ankle injury in volleyball is most likely a sprain, and this is an acute injury.
The largest number of ankle sprains is a sprain of the lateral ligaments, and two ligaments are injured at once – the anterior talon-fibular and calcaneal fibular. Continue reading
Volleyball knee pads are one of the most important parts of the equipment used by both professional volleyball players and amateurs. Volleyball knee pads are designed to protect the knee joint from injuries during the game, both in the hall and in open areas. With an active game, taking the ball, there are frequent situations when a volleyball player is forced to fall on one or two knees, while injuries are almost inevitable if his knees are not protected.
Modern sports knee pads reliably protect your legs if you are responsible in choosing protective equipment. It matters on what type of sites games, competitions will take place. Continue reading