How Analytics Companies are Changing Sports

SPORTS BIOMETRICS NEWS

April 16, 2018

How analytics companies are changing sports

The Tech in Sports crew explores all the latest tech news from the last week including international rugby athletes battling to own their data, smart clothing to expand the wearables market, and a new report studying the impact of subconcussive impacts. Plus, we speak with Netherlands-based SciSports CEO and founder,

Aaron Altherr’s diving catch started with Phillies’ emphasis on analytics

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Aaron Altherr did not intend to make a catch as he ran to his right on Sunday afternoon and locked his eyes on Denard Span’s line drive. The ball was moving fast and Altherr figured he would corral it after it bounced off the turf.

Why It Matters How You Think About Pain

What enables athletes to tolerate more pain? Is there some physiological adaptation that dulls their nerve endings? Or is it simply that hours and weeks and years of challenging training have taught them to develop better psychological pain coping strategies?

Why the Humble PB&J Sandwich Is the Most Popular Pre-Game Snack in All of Pro Sports

The humble peanut butter and jelly combination is having a moment in the sun. In a recent issue of ESPN The Magazine , Baxter Holmes wrote a fascinating feature about how PB&J has taken over the NBA. Nearly every NBA team now makes PB&J sandwiches readily available to their players.

A Holosuit To Upgrade Your Golf Game – Sports Wearable

What’s New? Kaaya Tech, an Indian based startup company, has launched a new full body Holosuit which can help track body movements in a variety of positions. This ultimate in mixed reality wearable comes with pants, a jacket and gloves.The Holosuit monitors points of articulation to gather information about the way we move and create meaningful …

The NBA Playoffs: How Players Raise Their Game When It Matters Most

SPORTS BIOMETRICS NEWS

April 13, 2018

Fatigue and the NBA Playoffs: How Players Raise Their Game When It Matters Most.

The puppet hiding behind the curtains, pulling the strings on what team wins in the NBA, is not the oft despised refs. It’s fatigue. With an 82-game season littered with back to back games and late night flights, players are not “giving their all” during each night out.

The Hitting Revolution Will Be Computerized

Ryan Mountcastle has always been able to hit. Going back to high school, the Orioles 2015 first-round pick always made plenty of contact. He always hit the ball hard. But a lot of Mountcastle’s hits were well-struck singles.

Monitoring players’ readiness using predicted heart rate responses to football drills – legacy of Nick Broad

Nick Broad was an exceptional man who inspired a whole generation of sports scientists and nutritionists the world over. Four years after his loss, Nick is still with us in the office. Our daily work at the club wouldn’t be the same without his legacy.

Putting data into play

When rugby players from Fiji and Canada, netballers from England and hockey players from Australia and New Zealand take to the field during the Commonwealth Games on Queensland’s Gold Coast, they’ll be carrying more than just the weight of their nations with them.

4 Advanced Jump Exercises Used By Explosive Athletes

In sports like basketball, soccer or hockey, acceleration and change-of-direction speed require more than just being big and strong. Lifting weights alone won’t maximize your performance on the field, court or rink. That’s why, to increase your explosive power, you should perform jump exercises in addition to your strength workouts.

The Science Behind the Oilers’ Awful Season

SPORTS BIOMETRICS NEWS

April 12, 2018

Delta Gloves – Giving real time insights into your workout – Sports Wearable

The Delta Gloves by PureCarbon are the first training gloves which can track weight lifted in addition to your exercises, reps and sets when you work out. Delta Gloves make it easy to review your previous performance and use that information to customize workouts in order to help you in reaching your goal.

Overview of the Chinese #SportsTech landscape – SportsTechX – Medium

One of the first things we noticed during our research is the scale at which things are done in China. Not just has there been vast amounts of money invested in SportsTech, with a number of startups already in their later stages of funding, it also seems that ideas are implemented larger and faster than in most European and other Asian markets.

La Liga basketball using Catapult to connect with fans through performance insights | Catapult Sports

Since 2017, Catapult has provided its technology to Argentinian La Liga basketball teams to conduct individual and collective athlete analysis and improve performance. The 20 participating clubs are equipped with Catapult’s wearable technology, allowing them to monitor their players’ physical efforts during trainings and games, with the goal of reaching the highest form of competition and minimising injuries throughout the season.

4 Advanced Jump Exercises Used By Explosive Athletes

In sports like basketball, soccer or hockey, acceleration and change-of-direction speed require more than just being big and strong. Lifting weights alone won’t maximize your performance on the field, court or rink. That’s why, to increase your explosive power, you should perform jump exercises in addition to your strength workouts.