AI Will Change How Sports Are Strategized

 

SPORTS BIOMETRICS NEWS

November 24, 2017

AI Will Change How Sports Are Strategized

Another human has lost to the descendants of Deep Blue. First, world champion Garry Kasparov lost to IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer in chess in 1997. Then Jeopardy’s all-time consecutive show winner Ken Jennings succumbed to IBM’s Watson computer system in 2010. Recently, Go’s “best player” Ke Jie was soundly by a computer system called AlphaGo powered by DeepMind.

Geek of the Week: Lorena Martin brings edge to Seattle Mariners as physical and mental data guru

If baseball is a numbers game, who better to have on your team than a true data geek? For the first time in team history, the Seattle Mariners have hired a Director of High Performance. For Lorena Martin, it’s the next step in a life and career rooted in sports and understanding the physical and mental connections necessary to perform at an elite level.

It’s time to rethink your agility training by Ivan Jukić

Ivan Jukić is finishing his Master’s degree at the University of Zagreb, Croatia where he also works as a personal trainer and S&C coach for soccer. He is currently an Applied Sport Science Intern at Athletic Lab.]

Tool Seduction: Why Humans are More Important than Hardware – Sparta Science – Trust in Results™

Some of the best practitioners in the world in their fields rely very little on hardware and software solutions. They instead trust years and years of “in the trenches” experiences, intuition, mistakes made and learned from, advice from mentors, and even learn from experts in “unrelated” fields to excel in their profession.

The Golden Dome Has Never Been Safer

Notre Dame’s storied football program announced this week that the Fighting Irish would be the first team to outfit the majority of its roster with the new VICIS Zero1 helmet, which received the highest safety marks in a joint NFL/NFLPA biomechanical study of 33 helmets.

Duke Blue Devils Using Wearable Devices To Stay On Top Of Sports Science

 

 

SPORTS BIOMETRICS NEWS

November 22, 2017

Duke Blue Devils Using Wearable Devices To Stay On Top Of Sports Science

Duke retained its stature as the No. 1-ranked team in men’s college basketball after a win last week against No. 2 Michigan State, as the Blue Devils program continues to thrive under the leadership of coach Mike Krzyzewski. In the offseason, Duke added the use of WHOOP Strap 2.0.

Proposal of a Global Training Load Measure Predicting Match Performance in an Elite Team Sport

Aim: The use of external and internal load is an important aspect of monitoring systems in team sport. The aim of this study was to validate a novel measure of training load by quantifying the training-performance relationship of elite Australian footballers.

Quantification of Training Load and Training Response for Improving Athletic Performance

AGE TRAINING VOLUME AND INTENSITY DURING THE ATHLETE’S OFFSEASON, PRESEASON, AND IN-SEASON PERIODS. BY QUANTIFYING TRAINING LOADS AND RESPONSES, COACHES CAN BETTER PRESCRIBE TRAINING STIMULI WHILE ALSO MANAGING STRESS LEVELS. ATHLETE-MONITORING STRATEGIES PROVIDE A WAY FOR STRENGTH COACHES TO GATHER USEFUL INFORMATION REGARDING TRAINING DEMANDS AND ATHLETE FATIGUE….

Nutrition Periodization: Matching Nutrition With Your Training Throughout the Year

Written by Emily Brown Periodization is a long-term, progressive approach to training designed to improve athletic performance by systematically varying training throughout the year. The ultimate goal of training periodization is to achieve peak performance at the most important time in the season.

Colorado Leads Pac-12 Concussion Research Initiative With EYE-SYNC

 

SPORTS BIOMETRICS NEWS

November 21, 2017

Colorado Leads Pac-12 Concussion Research Initiative With EYE-SYNC

As awareness of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries increase in sports, especially football, professional sports leagues have implemented protocols and standards designed to help teams keep their players from further harm. But what about colleges, where the risk is the same but the resources and standards are often different?

VICIS Begins Making ZERO1 Helmet Available To High School Players

VICIS is now making its top-rated Zero1 helmet widely available to high school players for the 2018 season through a newly opened online marketplace. The Zero1, which a joint NFL/NFLPA study deemed best for reducing head-impact severity, made its debut on NFL fields earlier this year, with high-profile players such as Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith and Seattle Seahawks teammates, quarterback Russell Wilson and wide receiver Doug Baldwin, among the early adopters.

Courtmatics’ Smart Tennis Dampener Could Change Tennis Training

Many tennis players use a tennis dampener, a cheap piece of silicone that reduces the vibration of the strings and makes a smoother sound on contact with the ball. The dampener created by Courtmatics does a lot more.

I paid $300 for DNA-based fitness advice and all I got was junk science

In January of this year, I decided I would complete a half-marathon. I would push my body to the limit and be reborn as my best self. For months, I woke up at 6 to run before work, motivated by the promise of sweet endorphins and even-sweeter self-righteousness.