Mindroom PSP Research & Development

Athlete Monitoring & Tracking Technology

Through wearable technology, the physical demands for Olympic and Professional athletes are utilized to compare player workload demands to training (work rates – distance & velocity) and better prepare athletes for competition. ECG physiological signals can highlight heart rate and respiration demands before, during and post-competition. The Mindroom performance algorithm uses triple-axis accelerometer, gyroscope, and magnetometer to give you Inertial Movement Analysis (IMA) profiles such as athlete acceleration & deceleration, jump heights, g-force, etc. Specific demands (e.g., low & high speed) by position, collisions by position and repeated high intensity runs can also be profiled for training and competition analysis.
Objective measurement of sport performance is essential for the understanding of physical and technical performance demands of performance. RFID signals based solutions relies on the distance measurements between fixed based stations and mobile tags based on the continuous frequency wave principle to locate the x,y,z locations of each player on the field. This technology allows for the integration of physical, technical, tactical and sport analytics within a Data Base Management system to investigate tactical pattern recognition and game strategies in team sports.

Athlete Readiness & Recovery Indexes

The “Mindroom Athlete Readiness Index” is offered to partners and clients who want to take a scientific approach to both designing and monitoring training loads with rest and recovery in mind. Appropriate load monitoring can demonstrate positive adaptations to training versus developing non-functional overreaching, over-training and/or risk of injury. Proprietary algorithms also consider individualization and weighing for individual versus team sports and endurance athletes. The Mindroom Athlete Readiness Index offers teams and athletes a real-time objective marker of physical and mental readiness on a weekly basis. In addition, utilizing a sport-specific Athlete Readiness Index can optimize player health and use sport science resources to target 'at risk' players, which will increase player availability and reduce 'man - games - loss' due to injury.
The "Mindroom Athlete Recovery Index" is a software tool that facilitates the development of physiological algorithms for optimal performance based on multidimensional markers of recovery. The Mindroom algorithm relies on recovery analysis that is doable in-season and provides valuable information on Cardiac function, Hormonal and Metabolic Systems, Sleep Efficiency, and muscle glycogen stores to remove metabolites and reduce inflammation that are common after competitions. Such physiological monitoring of athletes over a long season not only helps prevent overtraining, but also minimizes the risk of illness or injury. The benefits of Biomarker Monitoring are: enhanced performance, increased metabolism, reduced pain and injury (e.g., man-games lost due to injury), improved sleep and increased energy for competition.

Decision Simulators

The theoretical background of perception-action coupling sustains the development of new training methodologies to enhance athlete decision-making. At the Mindroom, we build training simulators for age-group athletes, but for professional athletes we build customized video decision simulation clips. The measures used are the best decision option selected by the athletes under time pressure using video occlusion. This methodology allows us to ensure an ecological valid setting with appropriate context information from which the athlete can make the best tactical decision under time pressure. We first identify the problem; second, set the video strategy to solve it; third, create a variety of situations that immerses the athlete; and fourth, test the athlete in exercise mode under time pressure. We then measure the quality of the decision and the response time in milliseconds.
Virtual Reality (VR) compared to conventional training methods can raise athlete interest and motivation and in effect increase knowledge transfer and retention. Due to the feedback mechanisms, athletes get direct feedback on their ability to handle difficult tasks where they can build their psychological confidence before going into competition. This interactive VR technology featuring advanced virtual simulations holds great promise in the area of athlete decision-making and performance under stress.

Sport Analytics

The combined use of Physiological Status Monitoring (PSM) and Local Position Monitoring (LPM) allows coaches to assess performance by comparing athletes who cover the same distance while at different intensities. Teams are using big data analytics to evaluate their athletes and team workloads for fatigue, recovery, tactics and performance by analyzing objective data in profile reports. In addition, player and team analytics not only streamline performance (e.g., Enhanced Stats), but Inertial Movement Analysis (IMA) also allows teams to prevent injuries and optimize rest & recovery.

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