How Australia Used Technology To Qualify For The World Cup


June 18, 2018

How Australia used technology to negotiate 250,000 km World Cup journey

Australia isn’t a nation blessed with an array of world-class footballing talent and its best players are scattered around the globe, making it difficult to keep track of their fitness. So Dr. Craig Duncan — one of Australia’s leading sports scientists — has turned to technology in an attempt to level the playing field.

Messi Walks Better Than Most Players Run

In the 12 years since he became the youngest Argentine to score a World Cup goal, Lionel Messi has won more Ballon d’Or trophies, awarded to the world’s best player, than anyone before him. He has scored more official goals in a calendar year than anyone in living memory.

Does athletes’ divided attention affect mechanics associated with ACL injury?

We might be falling short in our efforts to prevent ACL injury by allowing athletes to focus on how they are moving during screening. Almost 8 million athletes participate in high school sports each year in the United States, and an additional 490,000 compete at the intercollegiate level. By Sara

The State of Soccer Tech – Raúl Peláez, FC Barcelona

Raúl Peláez is the head of sport technology, innovation, and analysis for FC Barcelona. Reflecting on the last decade of soccer technology, Peláez believes that the most significant advancement is in the tracking and monitoring of players and generation of data and information.

Cristiano Ronaldo Backs SleepScore Labs’ New Mobile Sleep Tracker App

Global soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo signed on to endorse SleepScore Labs last week, just as the sleep-tracking company launched what it calls the “first non-contact sleep tracking mobile app.” SleepScore taps into an iPhone’s microphone and speakers to monitor a user’s sleep patterns through the use of inaudible sound waves transmitted to and reflected off someone sleeping.

SAP Arms Reigning World Cup Champion Germany With Tools to Defend Title


June 15, 2018

SAP Arms Reigning World Cup Champion Germany With Tools to Defend Title

The German National Team is hoping to defend its World Cup title using SAP-powered data analytics to help coaches and players scout opponents and review performance. SAP first partnered with Germany ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, building a centralized big data war room that assisted the team as it worked toward its fourth World Cup win.

Study Explains How Wearable Technology Can Be Successfully Integrated Into Sports

A study conducted by International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) explains ways to accelerate integration of wearable devices into sports. Our CEO Christian Stammel, MBA, of Wearable Technologies is among the authors. Wearables are receiving considerable attention from the athletic community as a growing number of companies are producing these devices.

Why Are Improvements from Training Different Among Athletes?

By Craig Pickering If you’ve ever trained a group of athletes, you’ve probably noticed something peculiar. Even though you give the group the same training program, at the end of the training block, there are vast differences in how much those athletes improve.

Year Round Throwing Manual Released

One of the primary goals of every athlete is to optimize their skills and abilities. In baseball, there is not a more important skill than throwing. Put rather bluntly, if you can’t throw, you can’t play. But throwing is more than just being injury free.

Fitbit’s quest to understand how we sleep is raising fascinating questions

Fitbit is obsessed with sleep. The company has collected 6.5 billion nights worth of data now, and that has helped it observe different sleep trends amongst its users. But now it’s doing something a little different, crossing this info with data from other Fitbit features to look for patterns.

Hacking the Brain with Assisted Speed Training


June 14, 2018

Hacking the Brain with Assisted Speed Training

Assisted speed may be the most missed opportunity in maximal speed development, but it doesn’t have to remain that way. Technology like the 1080 Sprint has evolved to the point where harnessing the benefits of assisted speed is no longer a tactical struggle for coaches.

ACL rehabilitation: When should athletes start running?

Running is an activity present in most of the sports we know (Tongen & Wunderlich, 1994). Every healthy person experienced running in life (Dugan & Bhat, 2005), even the most sedentary, meaning that people are extremely familiar with that activity – under the scope of the user – which leads to certain assumptions about it.

Modelling the HRV Response to Training Loads in Elite Rugby Sevens Players

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Global innovation company revolutionises football performance with help from LCR 4.0 – Sports Wearable

Sports technology company, SportScientia, has unveiled a new first-of-its-kind wireless smart insole designed to significantly enhance the performance of football players, with support from the part funded LCR 4.0 business support programme. SportScientia, a top 50 global innovation company based in the UK and Singapore, specialises in the collection and interpretation of dynamic biometric performance …

Wearables basketball: Connected tech for aspiring basketball players

Fitness trackers and connected gadgets for sports such as golf, cycling and tennis are a dime a dozen these days. Basketball has been slow in joining the party, but this is quickly changing. Now there is a healthy range of products that are leveraging the powers of technology to help you improve your skills on the court.