Honors College Theses

Publication Date



Computer Science (B.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Ryan Florin


Fencing is a combat sport that uses three different swords: epee, foil, and sabre. Due to its fast-paced nature and employment of right of way, sabre fencing is often considered the most difficult of the three to learn. Computer vision and pose estimation software can be used to lower the barrier of entry to sabre fencing by identifying the different actions in sabre fencing. This project focuses on using open-source software to design a program that can identify the sabre parries as well as the main sabre movements. This program could be used to help newer fencers and spectators better understand the actions fencers take during a bout and could even be used in the development of an AI referee for sabre fencing.