Over the last couple of years, sports technology has shifted from measuring general body motion to measuring foot action. In the next five years, SimpliFaster expects the pressure mapping product space to grow exponentially, with companies fighting over the data to monetize the capture and analysis of athlete gait. This buyer’s guide explains the role of pressure mapping in sport and introduces the products and companies currently operating in the pressure mapping industry.
While flywheels aren’t a new technology, flywheel systems have been increasing in popularity thanks to proponents of loading the body to assist in rehabilitation. Several companies provide flywheel training equipment, and some have taken the product to new levels with their designs. We’ve put together this buyer’s guide to help differentiate the components of great flywheel products and to provide a rollup of the leading flywheel providers in the industry today.
Tracking and managing the external load of training is here for good, so it’s time for coaches to learn about the athlete tracking systems currently available. Beyond simply what’s popular, this buyer’s guide explains the evolution of the equipment and software so coaches can see where things are going before investing a lot of money in them.
In this article, we outline the important things to consider when making the decision to buy a set or multiple sets of force plates. We also list the commonly advertised systems for coaches, and which are used more for research.