‘The New Moneyball’ – Sparta Science CEO On Biometric Data, Athlete Performance and Evaluation



September 13, 2017

‘The New Moneyball’ – Sparta Science CEO On Biometric Data, Athlete Performance and Evaluation

This week’s guest on the SportTechie Podcast with Bram Weinstein is Dr. Phil Wagner, CEO of Sparta Science. Dr. Wagner and Bram discuss measuring athlete performance and potential with biometric data, wearables and data privacy and ownership issues, and injury prevention. You can also subscribe to the SportTechie podcast by visiting, TuneIn, iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher.

CFL immediately ends full-contact practices – Article – TSN

The Canadian Football League and Canadian Football League Players’ Association will introduce changes to their sport later today that will improve player safety and could have ripple effects well beyond the league. Effectively immediately, the league will no longer allow full-contact padded practices during the season, significantly reducing the number of collisions players sustain over the course of a season.

Three Sports Takeaways From Apple’s Keynote Event

Apple’s first keynote event from the company’s new Steve Jobs Theater featured strong sports components throughout the presentation. Here are SportTechie’s top three takeaways: While baseball’s Boston Red Sox inadvertently introduced the sports world to one illicit feature of the Apple Watch – sign stealing – the tech giant unveiled the Apple Watch Series 3 with several on-label sporting features in an apparent shift to reposition the device more as a fitness wearable than a fashion accessory.

How Big Data Is Helping Professional Sports – CTOvision.com

Big data has made its way across many different areas of industry, including the professional sports industry where the use of analytics is making a major change in how athletes and sports teams are preparing for games.

Japan’s scientists develop superthin nano sensors that may be the next big advance in wearable tech | The Japan Times

A team of scientists has developed a superthin electronic sensor that can attach directly to human skin – technology that could be used in the fields of medicine, nursing and sports science. The technology takes the form of a layer of fine mesh coated with gold.

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