Performance estimation of kayak paddlers based on fluctuation analysis of movement signals

Today many compact and efficient on-water data acquisition units help the modern coaching by measuring and analyzing various inertial signals during kayaking. One of the most challenging problems is how these signals can be used to estimate performance and to develop better techniques. We have introduced indicators based on the fluctuations of the inertial signals as promising alternatives to the existing parameters. Our primary aim is to draw the attention to several exciting and inspiring problems and to initiate further research even in several related multidisciplinary fields.