Using technology to enhance athlete performance and safety

Using technology to enhance athlete performance and safety

As we know, technology is everywhere in the today sports world, so it need not shock anyone that the science is playing the increasingly bigger role every year in enhancing the athlete performance and improving health and safety.

That is known to be a core of a presentation from the featured speaker by the name Paul Robbins, director of world class performance for the STATS LLC, at the last month of US Lacrosse Sport Medicine Symposium in the Baltimore. Somebody by the name Robbins is the nation's leading authorities in a use of the wearable technology for data tracking. Using the technology in enhancing athlete performance and safety is what everybody put an eye to.

What is all about wearable technology? It's a use of the small sensors placed in the sleeves, the lightweight body patch and shoe supplements to get information comparative to an athlete's performance. Also Robbins might coordinate an information being captured through sensors with rapid cameras being installed at the venues to pathway the movements of all athlete. How fast would he say he is running, how high would she say she is hopping, how rapidly does he react?

Robbins usually works with many professional sport organizations which include the NFL and NBA in collecting and analyzing performance metrics in the practices and games. He searches for patterns inside games and to over a course of the season, and after that use this data so as to develop and then enhance the training for every athletes by tailoring drills and creating and exercises based on the research. Eventually, a goal is to maximize the productivity of each player.

"There is no limitation on what we're searching to data," Robbins said. "Always we need to measure power, speed, distance, reaction time, positioning, balance. The crucial is understanding what is more important to everyone and be certain which the device one can use when giving you that information."

When he has not working extensively in a lacrosse world, He does very significant analysis of the soccer players and realizes the strong comparison in a physiological which demands placed on athletes of two sports. The GPS tracking is the tools which are used in collecting player movements patterns in the field.

"We want to have the capacity to identify wasteful movements," Robbins said.

Developing the customized training plan based on the athlete's individual metrics aids productivity, as well as reduces damage dangers. As we revealed in the story in the Lacrosse Magazine in the month of December, US Lacrosse is subsidizing research extends that try to use the technology in learning more about the lacrosse kinematics.

Robbins noticed which important elements of the work are all the more exactly measure the fatigue ranks of athletes. Much of the time, fatigue is the primary contributor to wounds. Having enough data to anticipate and also prevent the overuse wounds is Robbins' ultimate expectation.

"Are the athletes getting drained or are they escaping shape at the finish of a season," Said by Robbins.

"In NBA, we have a power metric, measuring how seriously players are in moving, both the acceleration and the deceleration and covering the distance every minute and those numbers drop all through the season."

The challenges which Robbins faced are getting a full picture on the athlete. He is usually constrained in the data collections to practice or the game time. By having then baseline measurement on the athlete in an offseason, for instance, can be the useful tool for the comparison to an in-season snapshot.

"It is useful to recognize what will be on whatever remains of a day. What do they eat? The how does the travel usually affect them? All these are the issues to monitor," Robbins said.

While the majority of the work is done with first class level athletes, he indicated that there're potential uses for the metrics with younger players.

"We ought to be just as inspired by taking a gander at workload levels for the younger athletes as they are with the professionals," He said. "One need to understand if the kids are doing very much. We don't want to consume them out."

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