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Cuadernos de Psicología del Deporte

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SAMPEDRO, Javier; PINONOSA, Sergio  and  FERNANDEZ, Ismael. Thermography as a new assessment tool in basketball: Pilot study carried out with a professional player in the ACB. CPD [online]. 2012, vol.12, suppl.1, pp.51-56. ISSN 1989-5879.

Introduction: Infrared thermography (IFT) is an analysis tool that emits no radiation and is non-invasive, making it suitable for the study of physiological functions related to the control of skin temperature. Objectives: To establish the thermographic behaviour of a professional basketball player. Materials and methods: The study involved a professional player in the ACB. Four thermal images were taken after the acclimation period to respect the protocol of the International Academy of Clinical Thermology (IACT) (two anterior views (upper and lower limbs) and two posterior views (upper and lower limbs). Results: There were differences of more than 0.5 o C between symmetrical areas of the body. Conclusions: Thermography is a valid, fast and safe tool and allows the thermal state of the subject to be quantified and its evolution monitored.

Keywords : Infrared thermography; basketball; injuries; recovery; monitoring; tracking; temperature.

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