Sport Technology

The Sport Technology Unit is fOCUSED ON THE DESIGN AND INNOVATIVE APPLICATION OF TECHNOLOGIES TO FACILITATE RESEARCH AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERVENTION STRATEGIES TO ENHANCE SPORT PERFORMANCE.

SPORT TECHNOLOGY BROCHURE

 

Vision and decision-training

The purpose of sports vision and decision training is to develp the visual skills and perceptual awareness needed to support intelligent decision-making in sport. Research in this area seeks to:

1. Identify those visual skills that are essential to sport performance and then to design sport-specific training programmes that will enhance those skills.

2. Discover what kinds of decision-training drills and games can teach players where and when to focus, on which performance cues in a sport context, how to interpret the pattern amont the cue, and what actions to take to be successful.

SPORT VISION AND DECISION-TRAINING

 

GAME PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

Game analysis generates statistical descriptions of game play. Reports allow coaches and players to identify strengths and weaknesses in their own game strategies and tactical execution as well as to examine the strategies and tactics used by their opponents.

Global positioning systems (GPS) applications are set up for monitoring the performance of individuals and/or teams. The Systems can analyse player location, speed, acceleration, distance, relative leg forces and heart rate while playing or training. 

 

SPORT SPEED MEASUREMENT AND ANALYSIS

 The Unit has cutting-edge field-based assessment and analysis instrumentation to help athletes from all sports to achieve their individual potential for optimal sport speed. This includes the laser-based FAST technology, a highly accurate speed and acceleration testing and training system provided by TimeTronics. FAST calculates a runner's Force, Acceleration, Speed and Time.

 

Biomechanical analysis

Two-dimensional biomechanical analysis of sport skills is supported with Dartfish software. Three-dimensional analysis is available through the  Division of Physiotherapy's Vicon Laboratory.