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Application of Infrared Thermography in Sports Science

  • Jose Ignacio Priego Quesada

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Jose Ignacio Priego Quesada, Rosa María Cibrián Ortiz de Anda, Pedro Pérez-Soriano, Rosario Salvador Palmer
    Pages 1-23
  3. Jose Ignacio Priego Quesada, Rosario Salvador Palmer, Rosa María Cibrián Ortiz de Anda
    Pages 25-48
  4. Jose Ignacio Priego Quesada, Marcos Roberto Kunzler, Felipe P. Carpes
    Pages 49-79
  5. Ismael Fernández-Cuevas, Javier Arnáiz Lastras, Víctor Escamilla Galindo, Pedro Gómez Carmona
    Pages 81-109
  6. Damiano Formenti, Arcangelo Merla, Jose Ignacio Priego Quesada
    Pages 111-136
  7. Ricardo Vardasca, Adérito Seixas, Joaquim Gabriel, João Vilas-Boas
    Pages 137-157
  8. Damien Fournet, George Havenith
    Pages 159-183
  9. Damiano Formenti, Arcangelo Merla
    Pages 211-234
  10. Marina Gil-Calvo, Irene Jimenez-Perez, Pedro Pérez-Soriano, Jose Ignacio Priego Quesada
    Pages 235-263
  11. Maria Soroko, Mina C. G. Davies Morel, Kevin Howell
    Pages 265-296
  12. Jose Ignacio Priego Quesada, Ricardo Vardasca
    Pages 297-319
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 321-327

About this book


This book addresses the application of infrared thermography in sports, examining the main benefits of this non-invasive, non-radiating and low-cost technique. Aspects covered include the detection of injuries in sports medicine, the assessment of sports performance due to the existing link between physical fitness and thermoregulation and the analysis of heat transfer for sports garments and sports equipment. Although infrared thermography is broadly considered to be a fast and easy-to-use tool, the ability to deliver accurate and repeatable measurements is an important consideration. Furthermore, it is important to be familiar with the latest sports studies published on this technique to understand its potential and limitations. Accordingly, this book establishes a vital link between laboratory tests and the sports field. 


Infrared Thermography Exercise Sports Thermography Thermal Image Sports Injury Thermographs Sports Whole-Body Cryotherapy Foot Temperature Assessment Detection of Injuries in Sports Sports Performance Analysis with Infrared Thermography Assessment of Sports Clothing

Editors and affiliations

  • Jose Ignacio Priego Quesada
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de FisiologíaUniversity of Valencia Departamento de FisiologíaValenciaSpain

About the editors

Jose Ignacio Priego Quesada is a researcher with the Physiology Department of the University of Valencia and thermographer of level 1 by the Infrared Training Center. He is also a researcher of the Research Group in Sport Biomechanics (GIBD). Previously has been working for two years with a research grant in the Biomechanics Institute of Valencia (IBV). His research topics of interest are the use of infrared thermography in sport assessment, cycling biomechanics, sport biomechanics and footwear assessment. In 2015, he has been awarded as the best poster presentation at the XIII Congress of the European Association of Thermology.

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