How is body orientation controlled during somersaulting?

  title={How is body orientation controlled during somersaulting?},
  author={Beno{\^i}t G. Bardy and Michel Laurent},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  volume={24 3},
How body orientation is controlled during somersaulting was investigated in 2 experiments that analyzed the kinematics of 223 backward standing somersaults. In Experiment 1, open-loop, initial-condition (flight duration), and prospective (time to contact, or TC1) control strategies were tested as candidates for the regulation of body moment of inertia during the jump. Decreasing between-trials variability of body orientation over time as well as a negative correlation between body angular… CONTINUE READING

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