The market of pneumatic compression systems for sports recovery has grown and evolved over the last decade. While each system shares numerous design similarities, their pricing, claims, portability, muscle pressure, and compression patterns are all different. Nearly every professional team and top-tier college program uses compression in some form, whether wearable options, blood restriction bands, or […]
Inertial motion units, or IMUs, are sensors that collect motion data that can be used in calculating estimates of work, speed, and even movement angles. They are only as useful as the methodology of the users and the algorithms developed by the companies that provide sport systems. This guide looks at IMU technology and applications, and reviews example options that are excellent for sports training and rehabilitation providers.
Although commercial heart rate monitors have been around for decades, they are still viable options for coaches and athletes wanting to know how training challenges the cardiovascular system. Interest in heart rate monitoring data will grow thanks to smart fabrics and newer textiles that improve the user experience of wearing a chest band. This guide takes a look at the evolving technology, and presents enterprise and individualized consumer solutions.
There is increased use of electromyography in both research and clinical settings, for good reason. This buyer’s guide covers the leading companies in the EMG space and explains how to make the best choice when investigating the hardware and software.
The purchase of a motorized resistance system is one of the most expensive investments a professional team, college, or even hospital may make. This buyer’s guide will help you understand the machine’s technology, its role in training and rehabilitation, and the most viable companies in the market.
When investing in sport velocity-tracking devices, it’s important to focus on how the science can guide you in improving performance, and not just on measuring speed. Our buyer’s guide presents the current velocity-tracking options on the market, the technology behind them, and what information they provide to the coach or sport scientist.
Despite the growth in the smartphone app market, and the advances and price reductions in the force plate market, investing in contact grids and mats is still a worthwhile idea. This buyer’s guide tells you why, and presents some of the top contact measurement technology options.
There are many types and brands of treadmills on the market today, but not all of them are optimal for sports training and athlete rehabilitation. This buyer’s guide outlines the factors and options to consider when purchasing a treadmill, as well as the specific systems you should look at.
While “motion capture” is often a vague term, this buyer’s guide explains specifically what true three-dimensional motion capture systems are. We also present eight top 3-D motion capture options, explaining what the specific technology can and can’t do.
EMS is a complementary solution for athletes that need a little bit more in their training or rehabilitation. This guide looks at portable electrical muscle stimulators that coaches can use with all athletes, not just the pros or elites.