Today Precision Sports announce their next generation wearable, the PrecisionWEAR. This wearable has been designed to work for more than ten sports and can be worn by footballers, runners and boxers, amongst others.
This device is designed to be worn by athletes who want to maximise their performance and reduce the risk of injuries. It works by utilising 21 metrics, including force and stride imbalance which will alert sportspeople to how their bodies are reacting to activity. They can then use AI insights to make changes to their routines and make the best decisions for them about their training schedules.
At the present time, Sports Science services are only accessible to elite athletes. With only the top 1% of sportspeople utilising this, a large number of athletes are being left at risk of never reaching their top performance or worse, becoming injured through misinformation. PrecisionWEAR has been created with those people in mind and can assist all athletes. It can be worn by beginners and professionals alike, and it doesn’t matter if they are individuals or part of a team.
Currently, it is being recommended for a wide range of sports, including American football, soccer, basketball, rugby, hockey, cricket, rowing, boxing and kickboxing.
Precision Sports Founder and CEO Alex Oviawe says, ‘As a sports scientist and amateur athlete myself, I understand how the information sports science provides can be the difference between recovery and retirement for sportspeople. I wanted to create something that gives all athletes access to the support they need so they can continue doing what they love and perform at their highest standard. Starting out in the European Space Agency’s Incubator programme, we’ve spent years doing research to make sure PrecisionWEAR addresses that need in an easy and accessible manner.’
The PrecisionWEAR system has three components.
- PrecisionWEAR: a compact sports tracker, worn on the back of the accompanying ultra-lightweight vest. Sitting between the shoulder blades, the tracker uses the latest in motion and sensor technology to identify key movements and interpret the loads and stressors affecting the body during training
- PrecisionNET I. analyses the athlete’s historic data alongside current training data and interprets it in the context of your training profile. At the end of each session, users will be able access the PrecisionNET app, available on iOS and Android, to see a summary of your results, as well as more detailed information about how their body is reacting to training, recommendations to optimise their performance and suggestions on how to reduce the risk of injury
- Heart Rate Monitor works together with the PrecisionWEAR to interpret how the body is reacting internally to the loads and stressors recorded externally
Former Wide Receiver for The New Orleans Saints, Marques Colston says of the PrecisionWEAR: ‘Injuries have been a major barrier in my own career as a Saints Wide Receiver in the NFL. I’ve also come across countless players, young and old, who could’ve gone further if it weren’t for injuries. I’m hugely impressed with PrecisionWEAR and undoubtedly see the value in such technology.’
The PrecisionWEAR is a crowdfunded project and you can read more about it by visiting their Indiegogo page. There are some Super Early Bird packages starting at $184 and backers will receive their PrecisionWEAR wearables around June 2018.