Omega Installs Player Tracking For Olympic Hockey, Could NHL Be Next?

SPORTS BIOMETRICS NEWS

February 22, 2018

Omega Installs Player Tracking For Olympic Hockey, Could NHL Be Next?

As the U.S. women’s ice hockey team skated to its first Olympic gold medal since 1998, stitched into the sweaters on the backs of every player was a small motion sensor weighing fewer than 10 grams and transmitting reams of data over a dedicated frequency to antennas installed throughout the arena.

USA Bobsled and Skeleton Uses iPads To Optimize Runs In PyeongChang

USA Bobsled coach Mike Kohn talks about how iPads have changed the way the team trains. In a sport with a large home-field advantage, the ability to see a 3D model of a track has allowed the team to plan their runs before landing in South Korea.

Finding the Measures That Matter with Sport Tech – SimpliFaster

Last year, we may have seen a critical mass of various levels of team sport making purchases. However, many of those buyers, as well as many coaches who already use sport technology, need a better understanding of the information they collect on athletes.

The Ice Hockey Research Group Braves the Ice with Vicon to Study the Effects of Hockey – Sports Wearable

For Canadians, hockey is more than a pastime – it’s a way of life. From a young age many Canadians learn to skate. It can become as natural as walking to some, but the reality is that skating – and especially hockey – can take their toll on the human body.

Sports Will Never Be the Same Again, Thanks to Wearables and Robotics

Major League Baseball (MLB) just announced that it will start allowing players to use wearable sensors on the field. The Motus baseball sleeve and Zephyr bioharness are the first devices to be approved for use by baseball teams. The primary objective is to help prevent injuries, but the devices will also allow players and coaches to monitor performance.

Internal Versus External Tracking Is Next Frontier Of Data Privacy

SPORTS BIOMETRICS NEWS

February 21, 2018

Internal Versus External Tracking Is Next Frontier Of Data Privacy

An emerging issue in the roiling player privacy debate is that not all athlete tracking data is collected the same way. From wearables to cameras, there’s an endless array of information being generated: internal versus external, personal versus positional, biometrics versus biomechanics.

Smart Clothes, Ear-Based Wearables To Expand In Fitness Category

Specialized wearables such as smart athletic wear, connected sneakers and hearing-based wearables are expected to surge over the next four years, outpacing the growth of conventional fitness trackers. Connected clothes and ear-based wearables, coined “hearables,” are forecast to climb 550 percent over the next four years, from 4.5 million in 2018 to nearly 30 million in 2022, according to a new report from consumer technology industry tracker Juniper Research.

Anthony Davis, Bradley Beal Make Shots Wearing 5G-Powered Goggles

Anthony Davis & Bradley Beal took time during All-Star weekend to test out the capabilities of Verizon’s new 5G network. Wearing VR goggles with a front camera mount, the two took shots (and made them) to prove the super-fast, low-latency capabilities of the network.

Muscle Fibers, Strength Training, and the Impact of Wearables with Dr. Andy Galpin

“[Wearables] are only successful when you use them to learn more about your own body. That’s the missing link … They cannot be used as the actual answer themselves. If you outsource your own intelligence, if you outsource your thinking, your own physiology to these devices, you are going to lose.”

New Smart Athletic Wear Tracks Muscle Metabolism In Athletes

SPORTS BIOMETRICS NEWS

February 20, 2018

New Smart Athletic Wear Tracks Muscle Metabolism In Athletes

A new smart athletic wear being developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia seeks to use infrared technology to measure muscle metabolism and monitor vital performance metrics. Through a series of sensors and software embedded in the fabric of the smart garment, researchers say they are able to derive insight into how well athletes are recovering, whether they’re at risk of injury, and whether they’re physically prepared for competition.

Adidas Uses Data Model Of James Harden’s Feet For His New Shoe

Adidas recently unveiled its innovative Harden Vol 2 sneakers – the latest installment of Houston Rockets superstar James Harden’s line – using advanced generative software to reinforce the shoe according to his own patterns of footwork and direction changes. The Beard and his new #HardenVol2 @adidasHoops #NBAKicks available exclusively @footlocker!

Swing IQ Smart Apparel by Majestic – Hitting Analysis in Baseball Games – Sports Wearable

Even though, Majestic will not be the provider of on-field uniforms for Major League Baseball starting from 2020 but did not stop them from introducing this smart apparel called Swing IQ. It is still not clear if this product launched by Intel will be used in Major League Baseball but its uniqueness has made it worthy of …

Impressio, Winner At 1st And Future, Creates Protective Helmet Foam

As Christopher Yakacki, Ph.D., told the crowd of entrepreneurs, judges and fans at the NFL’s 1st & Future innovation showcase the day before Super Bowl LII, “We’re a little different. We’re engineering professors that have been obsessed with finding new materials to improve human health.”

The Athlete’s Guide to the Brain: An Introduction – Halo Neuroscience

If you’re an athlete, it’s a no-brainer (get it?) that the key to improving athletic performance is training. Typically we understand athletic training as a physical routine that involves strengthening and coordinating relevant muscles in order to achieve a desired result. However, physical training is only part of the story.