Uncertainty, Heuristics, and Injury Prediction

 

SPORTS BIOMETRICS NEWS

June 26, 2017

How to Choose the Right VBT System for Your Athletes – SimpliFaster

By Carl Valle More than two years ago, I listed the Top 10 Power Measurement Tools in Strength and Conditioning, and this year I reduced that list to the tools I know are leading in market share.

The athlete monitoring cycle: a practical guide to interpreting and applying training monitoring data

Given the relationships among athlete workloads, injury1 and performance,2 athlete monitoring has become critical in the high-performance sporting environment. Sports medicine and science staff have a suite of monitoring tools available to track how much ‘work’ an athlete has performed, the response to that ‘work’ and whether the athlete is in a relative state of fitness or fatigue.

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing for predicting sports performance and talent identification: Consensus statement

The general consensus among sport and exercise genetics researchers is that genetic tests have no role to play in talent identification or the individualised prescription of training to maximise performance. Despite the lack of evidence, recent years have witnessed the rise of an emerging market of direct-to-consumer marketing (DTC) tests that claim to be able to identify children’s athletic talents.

Spectre of head injury hangs over Lions’ final Test heroics

It remains to be seen whether World Rugby will investigate the Head Injury Assessment (HIA) substitution involving Lions captain Sam Warburton and Alun Wyn Jones from Saturday’s third Test in Auckland. Maybe they hope these ugly incidents – when neither, officially, suffered a concussion – are forgotten over much needed summer holidays.

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