What is yaw rotation and how do I use it?

The Motion Analysis tool captures 3 types of rotation data: roll, pitch, and yaw.

Yaw Rotation

Imagine a line going through the athlete’s body from their front to their back, through their belly button and out their back. Yaw rotation measures movement around that line (rotation from side to side), like a cartwheel.

An example of yaw rotation is during back to breast turns, where the swimmers use a turtle turn.

To view yaw rotation on the graph:

  • Set the toggle to Rotation
  • Click the gear icon on the top right of the page and select Yaw
Clip stat_yaw

To see stats for Yaw rotation, create or select a clip stat. Learn more about creating clip stats here.